No. 5 Marcus Brauchli (Managing Editor): Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Company
Newsflash: Managing editor quits global newspaper and starts top position at major competitor. Marcus Brauchli resigns. Leaves Wall Street Journal after 24 years of service. Accepts position at Washington Post. Disputes between Brauchli and new owner Rupert Murdoch, self-named managing editor, are likely to blame. Brauchli quits being in the middle of editing staff and the corporate regime. Word on the street: Brauchli will be a loss to WSJ, as he was instrumental in their recognition by the people for “Seriously, that’s a good front page”. While Murdoch is remaking the WSJ according to his own image, he’s likely not thrilled that a competitor is reaping the talents of this seasoned veteran. Stay tuned for further details.