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Less Than Six Months After SmartMoney Ends, Dow Jones Launches New Finance Magazine

SmartMoney, the personal finance magazine published by Dow Jones, disappeared from newsstands forever after its September issue. Now, only about six months later, the company has announced… another personal finance magazine! Adweek reports that WSJ. Money is being planned as a spinoff of WSJ., and will debut in March as an insert in the weekend edition of the paper.

Why would Dow Jones create a new magazine after it folded the perfectly good one it already had? Because WSJ. Money will be a finance glossy for the rich. By targeting those with bank accounts so large it makes your stomach turn, Dow Jones is hoping that fancy advertisers — and their fancy ad dollars — follow.

“It’s for people who are voyeuristically interested in the high end and are at the high end,” Mike Miller, senior deputy managing editor at the Journal and the editor overseeing Money, told Adweek.

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Dow Jones Makes Several Leadership Changes, Names Almar Latour Exec Editor

Dow Jones has made three changes to its editorial leadership. According to a memo from Gerard Baker, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones and managing editor of The Wall Street JournalAlmar Latour has been promoted to executive editor, and Rebecca Blumenstein and Matt Murray have been promoted to deputy editors-in-chief.

Per the memo, Blumenstein will be overseeing news content and Murray will be overseeing output. In his new role, Latour will “assume responsibility for our editorial strategy around the world,” explained Baker.

Baker also writes that a new Page One editor for the Journal will be named in the next few days.

All appointments take effect January 1, 2013. Baker’s full note can be seen below.

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Pulitzer Mechanic Columnist Jumps Publications, Coasts

Dan_Neil_LA_Times.jpgLate breaking Thursday item: The Wall Street Journal has scooped up veteran Los Angeles Times writer Dan Neil to lead their new auto column.

In 2004, Neil’s weekly feature Rumble Seat won him the Pulitzer Prize; he has been working at the L.A. Times since 2003. Today, James Rainey, media columnist for the L.A. Times, called Neil “the best car writer in the biz” on his Twitter.

Memo from Mike Miller of The Wall Street Journal after the jump

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