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Bussey Out at WSJ D.C. Bureau; Seib in

In a letter from WSJ‘s Managing Editor Robert Thomson to staff, he announced that D.C. Bureau Chief John Bussey is heading to NY to be promoted. Jerry Seib will be taking over. Check out the carefully worded explanation as to why this all is happening below in bold. We’re not saying it’s not true, just that it’s a new one in explaining an apparently complex situation.

Dear All,
We are making a fundamental change to the structure of our Washington Bureaus. After three years as Bureau Chief, John Bussey will move to New York to write a weekly column (and more) on international business and be promoted to Assistant Managing Editor and Executive Business Editor.

The Newswires and Journal teams will be combined and led by the adroit Jerry Seib, with two Deputy Bureau Chiefs, Matthew Rose, who will oversee the day-to-day running of Journal coverage, and Rob Wells, who currently heads the Newswires operation and will have an enhanced role overseeing real-time reporting.

In his role as Chief of a unified bureau, Jerry will continue to write his market-moving Capital Journal column once a week and provide leadership for all of our journalists in Washington.

The change in structure reflects our need to identify and develop emerging themes ahead of the competition, and to maximize the use of our very talented Newswires team. Integration is possible now because of the excellent work done by Rob and John to improve communication and coordination between the two bureaus, which covered the mid-term elections with much distinction.

We should laud John for his work in restructuring the bureau, promoting emerging talent and developing coverage at a time when our audience has grown significantly, and our national and international role as a trusted source of political and economic news has expanded.

Jerry will take up his new role early next month, and report to Matt Murray and Neal Lipschutz. Join me in congratulating Jerry on his ascension, and John, Rob and Matthew on their promotions.
Robert.

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WSJ Picks Up Bloomberg‘s O’Connor

Note to readers: FishbowlDC reported this news via Twitter Wednesday afternoon, but here is the official announcement.

WSJ Washington Bureau Chief John Bussey sent this memo to Washington staff Wednesday afternoon with the subject line, “just a heads up,” to announce the new hire of Bloomberg’s Patrick O’Connor. O’Connor left Politico in March to move to Bloomberg News.

Congratulations to O’Connor!

The memo…

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Morning Reading List, 10.30.08

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Williamson Leaves WaPo for WSJ

From an internal WSJ announcement sent by John Bussey and obtained by FishbowlDC:

    I’m pleased to announce that Elizabeth Williamson is rejoining the Journal as a reporter covering regulation and business lobbying in the Washington bureau. She will report to Senior Editor Joe White.

    For the last four years, Elizabeth has worked at the Washington Post covering government accountability and industry lobbying in Washington. She’s also reported on a range of congressional issues and contributed to the Post’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina, focusing in part on accountability within charitable organizations, such as the Red Cross.

    From 2000 and 2003, Elizabeth worked for the WSJ on the foreign staff, reporting from Warsaw and covering Central Europe. She freelanced for the Wall Street Journal Europe from 1996 to 1999, reporting from the Balkans and Russia, among other locales. Previous to 1996, she worked as a community organizer in Chicago, ran a small ad agency that specialized in communications for non-profits, and worked in public relations for an Illinois health-care company.

    Elizabeth graduated from Marquette University in 1985 with a BA in journalism.

    Please join me in wishing Elizabeth success in her new job.

    Best, John

WSJ Names Seib Executive Washington Editor, Bussey Named DC Bureau Chief

FishbowlDC has learned that the WSJ’s Jerry Seib will become an assistant managing editor and executive Washington editor. John Bussey succeeds him as Washington bureau chief.

Seib will resume his weekly column, “Capital Journal” and join with online Executive Editor Alan Murray to expand the Journal’s online coverage (including a real-time version of Washington Wire). He will also be the D.C. bureau’s go-to person for TV appearances and events.

The new assignments begin Nov. 1 and John will report to Deputy Managing Editor Bill Grueskin.