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Wall Street Journal Makes 2 International Editorial Page Appointments

journal logo.pngThe Wall Street Journal yesterday announced two moves within the opinion pages of the financial paper’s international editions.

Bret Stephens, who currently writes the Global View column for the Journal has been appointed deputy editorial page editor for the paper’s editions in Europe and Asia. He will continue to write his weekly column while overseeing the opinion pages both online and in print, and he will be managing the Far Eastern Economic Review and the Journal‘s foreign affairs columnists as well.

Meanwhile, Brian Carney will be moving to London to serve as editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe, a post he formerly held from 2004 until 2005. Carney’s editorials about mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac scored him a Gerald Loeb Award for commentary this year.

Full release after the jump

Wall Street Journal Editorial Page Appoints Key Editors for Its International Editions

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Wall Street Journal today announced two key appointments for its global opinion content.

Bret Stephens has been appointed deputy editorial page editor for the international opinion pages, effective immediately. He will be responsible for the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal Europe and Asia, both print and online, as well as the Far Eastern Economic Review and the columnists on foreign affairs. He will remain a member of the Journal editorial board and also continue to write his weekly Global View column. He will report to Paul Gigot, editor of the Journal’s Editorial Page. Mr. Stephens succeeds Melanie Kirkpatrick, who recently retired after 29 years with the Journal.

Brian Carney, also a member of the editorial board, has been named editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe, a role in which he previously served from 2004 to 2005. He is relocating to London and will supervise the Journal’s European opinion coverage in for the print and online editions. Mr. Carney will report to Mr.

“Brian and Bret bring years of experience to their coverage of international economics, finance and politics,” said Mr. Gigot. “They also share the Journal’s philosophy on the importance of promoting free markets and democratic values, which offers readers a contrast to the general media consensus that supports larger government, higher taxes, and more regulation of the global economy.”

About Mr. Stephens

Mr. Stephens has served as a member of the editorial board since 2004 and took over the Global View column, focusing on international affairs, in 2006. He won the Eric Breindel award in 2008 for his columns. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Stephens served as editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, where he was responsible for the paper’s news and editorial operations and wrote a weekly column. He joined the Journal in 1998 as an assistant features editor in New York, followed by a stint in Brussels as an editorial page writer in Europe. Mr. Stephens is a graduate of the University of Chicago and has a degree in comparative politics from the London School of Economics.

About Mr. Carney

Mr. Carney has served as a member of the editorial board since 2005, based in New York, and has written extensively on financial markets and business. He joined the Journal in 2000 as an editorial writer in Brussels before becoming editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe. Mr. Carney was awarded this year’s Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary for editorials on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He is also the recipient of the Frederic Bastiat Award for Journalism, which he won in 2003 for his essays on European tax havens, the failure of French industrial policy and for arguing to the Journal Europe’s readers that the U.S. response to corporate scandals showed America’s economic vitality. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale and a master’s from Boston University.

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