2 Top Editors to Depart Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal’s new editor-in-chief, Emma Tucker, announced Thursday that two of its top editors are leaving the company.

In an email to staff, Tucker said deputy editors Neil Lipshutz and Jason Anders were leaving “with many years of service.”

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

“It’s time to try something new,” Lipshutz, who spent 41 years at the Dow Jones and the Journal, said Thursday in an email to colleagues. Previously, he was the top editor of the Dow Jones News Agency, and since 2019 has been the deputy editor.

Anders has been with the journal for over 25 years and was one of the organization’s first digital reporters. He was promoted to deputy editor-in-chief in 2022. In an email to his colleagues on Thursday, he wrote that he was at home due to COVID-19 but was “looking forward to saying goodbye in person in the coming weeks.”

Their departures are the latest in a string of changes since Tucker took over the newsroom in February.

A few days after joining the company, Tucker fired editor-in-chief Karen Pencielo. She was replaced by Liz Harris, an editor at The Sunday Times in London who previously worked with Tucker.

Mr. Tucker announced last week that the press would no longer use honorifics, i.e., “Mr.” and “Mr.”

“Mr. Ms. MX Flood. Or Mrs. in the sentence can delay the reader’s enjoyment of our writing,” she wrote.

Ms. Tucker also stopped using corporate designations such as Inc. and Corp. in news articles.

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

A few weeks after she took over at the Journal, Russia arrested one of the organization’s foreign correspondents, Evan Gershkovich, and charged him with espionage. Tucker vehemently denies the accusations and is calling for his release, along with the U.S. government.

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