Monday, 21 January 2008

Murdoch vs. The International Herald Tribune

While all minds have been focussed on the Murdoch WSJ taking on the NYT in the USA, this blog has been laying money on Murdoch partnering up the WSJ and The Times of London to take on the International Herald Tribune. I think I said something about keeping a close eye on personnel movements, the first biggie being a News Int man to be the publisher of the WSJ.

Now add this little gem into the mix and it's getting interesting reading the tea-leaves:

FT’s New York bureau chief named biz editor at Times of London
January 21st, 2008
David Wighton, the New York bureau chief for the
Financial Times, has been named the business editor of the Times of London, according to a Reuters story.
The story stated, “Wighton currently works as the FT’s New York bureau chief and has been appointed business and city editor by new Times editor James Harding as one of several senior appointments announced by the company on Monday.
“Among these, Brigid Callaghan, editor of the Times online Web site, has been made editor of the paper’s mobile platform.
“Harding was promoted to editor last month as News Corp made several new appointments in the wake of Murdoch’s takeover of Dow Jones & Co.”

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