Murdoch To Import Fellow Aussie From Financial Times For New WSJ Publisher

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rupert Murdoch plans to install Times editor Robert Thomson as publisher of the Wall Street Journal next year, according to a senior US media executive.

The transfer of Mr Thomson, who has edited the Times for five years, to a senior role at the Journal is the source of intense speculation, despite the fact that the $5bn (£2.5bn) deal for News Corporation to buy WSJ owner Dow Jones is not due to be completed until December.

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