Robert James Thomson is an Australian journalist and the Chief Executive of News Corp, a role he assumed in January 2013. He is the former managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, a post he held since May 2008 and is former editor of The Times newspaper in London, England. On May 20, 2008 News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch named Thomson as the paper's new managing editor, succeeding Marcus Brauchli. Thomson holds both the managing editor position as well as the position of editor-in-chief of Dow Jones Company
News Corporation (officially referred to as New News Corp; trading as News Corp) is an American multinational mass media company, formed as a spin-off of the former News Corporation (as founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1979) focusing on newspapers and publishing. It is one of two companies which succeeded the former News Corp, alongside 21st Century Fox—which consists of the old News Corporation's broadcasting and media properties, such as Fox Entertainment Group. The spin out was structured so that 21st Century Fox would be the legal successor and continuation of the old News Corporation, with the new News Corp being an entirely new company formed by a stock split.