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Robert James Thomson

Robert James Thomson, Australian editor. Named United States Business Journalist of Year, TJFR, 2001; named one of 25 Leaders Reshaping New York, Crain's New York magazine, 2008.

Background

  • Thomson, Robert James was born on March 11, 1961 in Melbourne, Australia. Son of Jim and Gen Thomson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Journalism, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

    Career

    • Financial and general affairs reporter to Sydney correspondent The Herald, Melbourne, 1979—1983. Senior features writer Sydney Morning Herald, 1983—1985. Correspondent Financial Times, Beijing, 1985—1989, Tokyo, 1989—1994, foreign news editor London, 1994—1996, assistant editor, editor Weekend FT, 1996—1998, managing editor United States edition New York City, 1998—2002.

      Editor The Times, London, 2002—2007. Public The Wall St. Journal, New York City, 2007—2008, managing editor, since 2008. Editor-in-chief Dow Jones & Company, since 2008.

    Works

    • The Naked Badge: True Police Experiences: Stranger Than Fiction
    • On a balmy April morning in 1954, James Moore was sworn in as a member of the Toledo Police Academy's twelfth cadet class and began what would eventually become a twenty-six-year career with a police force intent on fiercely protecting the citizens of its beloved city.
    • The Naked Badge: True Police Experiences: Stranger Than Fiction
    • On a balmy April morning in 1954, James Moore was sworn in as a member of the Toledo Police Academy's twelfth cadet class and began what would eventually become a twenty-six-year career with a police force intent on fiercely protecting the citizens of its beloved city.

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, reading, movies.

    Connections

    • Married Wang Ping, 1992. 2 children.
    Robert James Thomson
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    Born March 11, 1961
    (age 56)
    • 1979 - 1983
      Financial and general affairs reporter to Sydney correspondent The Herald
      Melbourne, Florida, United States
    • 1983 - 1985
      senior, features writer Sydney Morning Herald
    • 1985 - 1989
      correspondent Financial Times
      Beijing, China, China
    • 1989 - 1994
      correspondent Financial Times
      Tokyo, Japan
    • 1994 - 1996
      correspondent Financial Times
    • 1998 - 2002
      correspondent Financial Times
    • 2002 - 2007
      editor The Times
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 2007 - 2008
      public The Wall St. Journal
    • 2008
      public The Wall St. Journal
    • 2008
      editor-in-chief Dow Jones & Company
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