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Washington Post gets new executive editor

The Washington Post has named Swiss-American Marcus Brauchli, the former top editor of The Wall Street Journal, as its new executive editor.

This content was published on July 8, 2008 - 10:03

Brauchli, 47, will oversee the operations of the Post and washingtonpost.com, a sign that the newspaper may be assuming more control over the website, which has been separately run.

Brauchli was managing editor of The Wall Street Journal until he resigned earlier this year to make way for new owner Rupert Murdoch's candidate. Murdoch's News Corp bought the Journal and parent company Dow Jones & Co last year.

Circulation at the Post, like most other American newspapers, has been decreasing along with advertising revenue.

The paper reported an 11 per cent drop in quarterly ad revenue last May. More than 100 newsroom staff recently accepted buyouts, leaving about 700 newsroom employees at the paper.

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