US-Asia Relations in a Year of Political Change
Breakfast discussion with Robert Thomson, Editor-in-Chief, Dow Jones & Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal
As Editor-in-Chief of Dow Jones and Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal, Robert Thomson oversees the news section of The Wall Street Journal and the editorial operations of Dow Jones Newswires. Previously, Thomson was publisher of Dow Jones & Company, responsible for flagship publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and MarketWatch.com.
Before joining Dow Jones in 2007, Thomson was Editor of The Times of London. During his career, he has also served as Editor of the U.S. edition of the Financial Times, Editor of the Weekend FT and Assistant Editor of the Financial Times. From 1994 to 1996, he was the FT’s foreign news editor in London, overseeing the paper’s extensive network of correspondents. In the 1980s Thomson was a correspondent in Tokyo, where he witnessed the rise and fall of the bubble economy, and in Beijing, where he reported on the country’s economic and social reforms.
Thomson has been a journalist since early 1979, when he joined The Herald in Melbourne, working as a copyboy before becoming the paper’s Sydney correspondent. He is the author of The Judges: A Portrait of the Australian Judiciary, co-author of The Chinese Army, and has edited a collection of satirical writing titled True Fiction.