WSJ Oversight Panel Slams Editor's Ouster

Removal violated 'letter and spirit' of agreement with News Corp.
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2008 5:53 PM CDT
In this undated photo provided by Dow Jones and Company, managing editor Marcus Brauchli is shown.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A committee formed to protect the editorial independence of the Wall Street Journal from Rupert Murdoch’s influence said today the solicited resignation of managing editor Macrus Brauchli violated an agreement with Murdoch's News Corporation, Reuters reports. The committee is supposed to review all high-level hirings and firings, but, as Brauchli opted to resign, it learned of his ouster only after the fact.