News Corp. Set to Name WSJ Editor as Publishing Company’s CEO

News Corp. plans to name Robert Thomson, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and editor in chief of Dow Jones, as chief executive of its publishing company as early as next week, according to people familiar with the matter.

Other details, such as senior executive appointments, board members, and the name of the publishing company may also be announced but a final decision hasn’t been made, these people said.

Gerard Baker, currently Mr. Thomson’s deputy, is expected to succeed him as managing editor of the Journal.

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