Robert James Thomson

Robert Thomson
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Born1961 (1961)
Torrumbarry, Victoria, Australia
Occupationjournalist, editor
Wang Ping

Robert Thomson (born 1961) is an Australian journalist. Since January 2013 he has been chief executive of News Corp. From May 2008 he was managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, and before that was editor of The Times.

Life

Thomson was born in Torrumbarry, Victoria and studied at Christian Brothers College, St Kilda and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.[1][2] One of his ancestors was named Arturo Dell'Oro, and came from Domodossola, in northern Italy.[3] He is married to Wang Ping, the daughter of a general in the Chinese People's Liberation Army.[4][5]

Career

Thomson began his journalistic career in 1979 as a copyboy at The Herald in Melbourne (now the Herald Sun).[6] In 1983, he became senior feature writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and two years later became Beijing correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald as well as the Financial Times (FT).[7] Since January 2013 Thomson has been chief executive of News Corp. From May 2008 he was managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, and before that was editor of The Times.[] He received an honorary doctorate from RMIT University in 2010.[8]

Notes

  1. ^ Auletta, Ken (April 4, 2011). "Murdoch's Best Friend". The New Yorker.
  2. ^ "'Rupert has got a crush on you'". The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Robert J. Thomson all'inaugurazione di Palazzo San Francesco. Donati 50.000 dollari. - Mariano Cattrini". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thomson: A Tale of the Tape". New York. April 25, 2008.
  5. ^ Private Eye magazine, No. 1189, 20 July - 2 August 2007, p.7
  6. ^ Arango, Tim (April 28, 2008). "Murdoch's 'Head of Content'". New York Times.
  7. ^ "'Rupert has got a crush on you'". The Sydney Morning Herald. March 23, 2013. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Interview conducted by Paul Gough (29 November 2014). "Interview with Robert Thomson: Media Man". RMIT Alumni Magazine. RMIT. Retrieved 2014.

External links

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Preceded by
Peter Stothard
Editor of The Times
2002-2007
Succeeded by
James Harding

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