The WSJ announced today that Raju Narisetti is leaving as Managing Editor for WaPo and taking over as Managing Editor for the Digital Network for the company. This will include WSJ.com, SmartMoney.com, MarketWatch and the Chinese, Japanese and German-language editions of WSJ.com. Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Online says, ”Raju knows the world, knows digital journalism, and knows the Journal.” Narisetti has previously worked at WSJ as a reporter in Pittsburgh and in 2006, was Editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe.
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WSJ‘s Alan Murray is bursting with news these days. As of late, we’re told he’s been running around town saying that running Fox Business is in his immediate future. Murray is presently the deputy managing editor and executive online editor. He first joined WSJ in 1983. He was named Washington deputy bureau chief in January 1992 and became bureau chief in September 1993. During his time as bureau chief, the Washington bureau won three Pulitzers. Not surprisingly, he’s a member of the Gridiron Club.
As many know, WSJ‘s deal with CNBC is in it’s final year. When that’s over, WSJ may link up with Fox Business. But it’s not a done deal.
FishbowlDC sources confirm that players (ie. top execs) at both CNBC and Fox Business say Murray is bragging that he’s going to take over Fox Business as soon as the deal is done.
We’ve written Murray for comment.
UPDATE: Murray phoned FBDC and denied ever saying he wants to run Fox Business: “The report is fictitious. I have never expressed to anyone any interest in going to Fox Business. I have a great job at the Wall Street Journal. We just launched a German language website. We are expanding rapidly around the world and there’s much much more to come.”
UPDATE #2: Industry insiders beg to differ with Murray’s account. “What else is he gonna say when he gets pantz-ed for running his mouth about things that aren’t his?” one asked, adding, “Wow! ‘German language website…’ yes, that’s the pinnacle. That’s like a soap opera actress saying that they wouldn’t do a film w Spielberg because the work is regular and dependable in daytime.”
Rules are meant to be broken. Or maybe just Gridiron rules.
Leading up to Saturday night’s historical dinner, USA TODAY Bureau Chief and this year’s Gridiron President Susan Page laid down the law loud and clear: No tweeting, blogging or Facebooking until after the dinner. And no cameras whatsoever.
Well it turns out WSJ Deputy Managing Editor Alan Murray tweeted the hell out of the dinner and even took twitpics. Asked for comment, Page told FishbowlDC: “In the Speech in the Dark that opened the dinner, I asked everyone to refrain from tweeting or blogging until the dinner was over. We were delighted that virtually everyone did so, and disappointed that one person did not. But there’s no Gridiron police force and no Gridiron jail. We just rely on everyone’s good faith to comply.”
A Sampling of Murray tweets:
“Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to tweet the line about Rahm ruling Chicago with an iron middle finger….”
“Unfortunately, I also can’t pass on what Mitch Daniels said about riding in a middle airplane seat between Chris Christie and Haley Barbour!”
“Wish I could tweet about Pres’s starting out by having band play “Born in the USA”"
“Referring to Gridiron white tie and tails, Obama said: ‘Forget about winning the future. How about entering the present?’”
So dear readers, what kind of punishment should Murray face? (Choose from these or suggest a new one.)
A) Nothing. He’s a freedom fighter. The rule was stupid.
B) He apologizes publicly for his “crime” and pays a fine of $1,000 to the Gridiron Club.
C) He serves the full sentence: One year in Gridiron Jail. He’ll be served bread and water only.
D) He has to attend next year’s dinner. In drag. No gadgets allowed.
We wrote Murray and asked why he broke the rules. We asked what, if anything, he thinks his punishment ought to be. Stay tuned…
Write us at FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com or to me at FishbowlBetsy@gmail.com.
Digg members can submit and vote on questions until Thursday afternoon. WSJ deputy managing editor Alan Murray will then sit down with Geither for a Q&A, which will be available on WSJ.com next Tuesday.
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