WSJ standards editor Moody departing after 15 years

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Wall Street Journal editor in chief Emma Tucker sent out the following on Tuesday:

Emma Moody

Dear All,

I am writing to let you know that Emma Moody will be leaving The Wall Street Journal after 15 tremendous years.

During her five years as Editor of Standards & Ethics, Emma played a pivotal role in ensuring the Journal lived up to its steadfast reputation for trusted, balanced and fair journalism.

“Emma’s integrity, intelligence and insight were obvious when we were shamelessly wooing her to the WSJ, but her actual ability and creative contribution have far exceeded our expectations,” noted Robert Thomson, who hired Emma. “Her positive impact on the WSJ and on journalism generally will resonate far into the future, to the benefit of our readers and of our societies.”

Emma has held many positions across the newsroom since joining the Journal in 2009 as Markets Bureau Chief. From Finance & Markets Senior Deputy Editor to Deputy Page One Editor to Page One News Editor to Deputy Chief News Editor and finally Standards & Ethics Editor, she has touched every corner of this newsroom.

Most recently, Emma’s tireless work to keep our colleague Evan in the news has been magnificent and I could not be more grateful.

Reflecting on her influential tenure, Emma said: “I’m so proud of my time at the Journal and leaving is bittersweet, but I know that our standards are and will remain the bedrock of this institution. I’d especially like to thank my brilliant Standards team, people who work tirelessly every day with the sole purpose of helping you produce the highest-quality journalism that our readers trust and our competitors fear.”

We will be advertising for a new Head of Standards & Ethics. In the meantime, Alex Martin will serve as the interim head.

Please join me in thanking Emma for all that she has brought to the Journal and in wishing her all the best for the future.

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