WSJ reporters react bitterly to news of Murdoch’s victory

Los Angeles Times | New York Times
“People are aghast that this could have happened,” a Journal reporter tells Walter Hamilton. “It’s a sickening realization to know that this really great iconic newspaper is [not only] no longer going to be independent, but is also going to be controlled by a man whose values are inimical to ours.” || From NYT: “It meant more to be a Wall Street Journal reporter yesterday than it does tomorrow,” says a staffer. “I worked hard to get here, and I feel like I will always tell people that I was here before Murdoch. There will always be a before and an after.”
> Jon Friedman: “Many Dow Jones veterans secretly feel pleased that Murdoch, an aggressive, highly ambitious global businessman, will be running the company now.” (MarketWatch)

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