06/28/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Wall Street Journal Shake-Up: Paper Makes Major Changes To Editorial Team

Robert Thomson, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, announced a new editorial leadership structure on Thursday that he claims will "expedite decision-making and give increased authority and responsibility to reporters and bureau chiefs."

In a memo to staff, provided to E&P, Thomson announced the creation of a new "National, International and Enterprise Team, a triumvirate which will report directly to me and to whom the bureau chiefs will report."

He also revealed that, on July 7, "Matt Murray will become National Editor, overseeing American general and corporate news, and Nikhil Deogun will become International Editor and directly oversee our global network of bureaus and correspondents. Mike Williams will preside over a broadened Page One, being responsible for investigative reporting, as well A-heds and leders."

The entire memo, with other changes, is posted below:

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