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Wall Street Journal replaces Gerard Baker with Matt Murray as editor

| Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Matt Murray, who was named editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, poses for a photo on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in New York.
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Matt Murray, who was named editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, poses for a photo on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in New York.
Gerard Baker, the then editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal, speaks during the opening ceremonies at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York.
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Gerard Baker, the then editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal, speaks during the opening ceremonies at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York.

NEW YORK — News Corp. says it has named Matt Murray as editor-in-chief of its flagship newspaper, the Wall Street Journal and the Dow Jones Newswires. He succeeds Gerard Baker, who is staying on as the Journal's editor-at-large, a new position.

Murray most recently served as the Journal's executive editor. The company said Tuesday that the Journal's daily circulation grew by more than a third during Baker's five-and-a-half year tenure. But The New York Times and others have reported that Baker faced newsroom unrest over what some saw as too-cozy coverage of President Trump.

Baker will write a column in the paper's weekend section and other articles and host a WSJ-branded news show on Fox Business News.

Murray joined Dow Jones in 1994 as a reporter for its Pittsburgh bureau.

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