2 Top Editors to Depart Wall Street Journal

2 Top Editors to Depart Wall Street Journal

Two of The Wall Street Journal’s top editors will be leaving the publication, new editor-in-chief Emma Tucker said Thursday.

In an email to staff, Ms Tucker said Neal Lipschutz and Jason Anders, both deputy editors, were leaving “after many years of excellent service.”

“A new deputy editor will be announced in due course,” Ms. Tucker wrote.

Mr. Lipschutz, who spent 41 years at Dow Jones and The Journal, said in an email to his colleagues on Thursday, “The time has come for me to move on to new things.” He was previously a senior editor for the Dow -Jones news agencies and deputy editor since 2019.

Mr. Anders has worked for The Journal for more than 25 years and was one of the organization’s first digital reporters. In 2022, he was promoted to deputy editor-in-chief. On Thursday, he wrote in an email to colleagues that he was at home with Covid, but “I look forward to saying goodbye in person over the next few weeks.”

Her departure is the latest in a series of changes since Ms Tucker took over as head of the newsroom in February.

Days after starting, Ms. Tucker fired Karen Pensiero, the editor-in-chief. She was replaced by Liz Harris, an editor who previously worked with Ms Tucker at the Sunday Times in London.

Last week, Ms. Tucker announced that the news organization would no longer use honorifics, which are courtesy titles such as Mr. and Mrs.

“The flood of Mr. Mrs. Mx. “or Mrs. in sentences can curb readers’ enjoyment of our writing,” she wrote.

Ms. Tucker has also objected to the use of corporate designations such as Inc. or Corp. posted in news articles.

Ms. Tucker is the first woman to head the journal’s newsroom. She has worked for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp since 2007 and became editor of the Sunday Times, a sister newspaper of the Times of London, in 2020.

A few weeks after taking office at The Journal, Russia arrested Evan Gershkovich, one of the organization’s foreign correspondents, and accused him of espionage. Ms Tucker has vehemently denied the allegation and has pushed for his release, as has the US government.