An insider’s look at the decline of Dow Jones

How did the once-mighty Dow Jones, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, end up in Rupert Murdoch’s takeover plans? Here’s part of the story, from former Journal reporter Dean Starkman: …soon after I arrived in 1996, [Publisher Peter] Kann’s board announced a $650 million plan to fix Telerate, internally called “Rolling Thunder,” which inevitably became […]

Examining the Murdoch record

Rupert Murdoch’s record as proprietor of newspapers in Britain and the US may undermine his assurances of editorial continuity for his latest takeover target, the Wall Street Journal. David Carr, writing at, assesses the media mogul’s actions, as well as his words, and looks to his possible intentions for the Journal: There is business […]