As Rupert Murdoch's jaws closed around The Wall Street Journal, managing editor Marcus Brauchli became the latest in a long line of editors who thought they could win over the conquering mogul. Brauchli set about feverishly redesigning the paper while maneuvering to fend off Murdoch's designated publisher, Robert Thomson, and maintain the newsroom's independence. In an excerpt from her new book, the author--who covered the takeover while a reporter for the Journal--reveals how quickly and brutally the hope of the paper's old regime died.
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