Dow Jones Special Committee Thomas Bray, chair
  Louis Boccardi, secretary
  Paul Ingrassia
  Nicholas Negroponte
  Susan M. Phillips

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Dow Jones Special Committee, formed under an Agreement between the former shareholders of Dow Jones & Co. and News Corp. in December 2007, announced today that Paul Ingrassia, former managing editor of Reuters and a longtime Wall Street Journal editor, has been appointed to the committee, effective immediately.

The vacancy was created by the recent death of Jack Fuller, former editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune.

The five-person Special Committee is an independent body charged with monitoring the adherence of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires to the highest ethical and professional standards.

Ingrassia worked at The Wall Street Journal for 31 years as a reporter, bureau manager and editor, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 (with Joseph B. White) for coverage of the management crisis at General Motors Corp. He was appointed president of Dow Jones Newswires in 1998. He left Dow Jones in late 2007 and subsequently became managing editor of Reuters, the news division of Thomson Reuters Corp. He retired in early 2016 and was honored with the Gerald Loeb Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Ingrassia has taught journalism as an adjunct professor at Columbia University. He is the author of several books, including “Crash Course: The American Auto Industry’s Road to Bankruptcy and Bailout and Beyond,” (2010) and “Engine of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars” (2012).

The other members of the committee are Thomas Bray, chair; Louis Boccardi, secretary; Nicholas Negroponte; and Susan M. Phillips.

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