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A Pair of Dow Jones Execs Depart, Including Digital Head

Gordon McLeod, president of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, announced today that he was leaving his post.

Also leaving is Ann Sarnoff, president of Dow Jones Ventures and SVP for strategy at Dow Jones, who is taking a job as COO of BBC America.

McLeod did not say where he was headed in his departure memo.

Dow Jones is a unit of News Corp. (NWS), which also owns this site.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work