US media conglomerate News Corp has named Almar Latour editor-in-chief
of Dow Jones Newswires in Asia. This is in addition to his
responsibilities as editor-in-chief, Asia, of The Wall Street
Journal, a position he has held since 2009.
appointment comes as editorial operations of Dow Jones Newswires
and The Wall Street Journal in Asia become a single news operation
with common focus on delivering reliable, differentiated news
and analysis on the world and the world of business.
his expanded role, Latour will lead efforts to further strengthen
the editorial coverage and expansion through digital, local-language
and other initiatives. Latour has overseen the Journal's expansion
across all platforms in the region, including The Wall Street
Journal Asia and asia.WSJ.com, as well as its Chinese and
Japanese-language editions online.
Jones editor-in-chief, The Wall Street Journal managing editor
Robert Thomson said, "Under Almar's leadership, The Wall
Street Journal in Asia has soared to new heights, with more
than 10 million readers accessing our pre-eminent coverage
across platforms and languages, including Chinese, Japanese,
Korean and Hindi. He is a thoughtful mentor and a fearless,
peerless journalist who will lead a talented team of reporters
and editors with determination and distinction."
Jones Newswires managing editor Neal Lipschutz added, "With
Almar at the helm of both Dow Jones Newswires and the Journal
in Asia, the integration of our editorial resources is entering
a new chapter. Our combined news team will be stronger than
ever and ready to deliver even more top-quality coverage of
some of the fastest-growing economies in the world."
will report to Thomson for overall strategy, new initiatives
and The Wall Street Journal, and to Lipschutz for Dow Jones