Dow Jones Hires Award-Winning Business Editor and Columnist, Al Lewis, to Join Dow Jones Newswires Editorial Team

Duties Will Include New Column, New Blog and Televised Commentary

Jun 27, 2008, 01:00 ET from Dow Jones & Company

    NEW YORK, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Jones & Company, a News
 Corporation company (NYSE:   NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV), today announced
 that Al Lewis, the award-winning editor/columnist, blogger and television
 commentator for The Denver Post, has joined the Dow Jones Newswires
 editorial team. Mr. Lewis will begin his duties on June 30 and will write a
 wide-ranging new business column that offers an unconventional perspective
 on business, companies and the people who run them.
     "Al Lewis will make an impressive addition to our roster of talent,"
 said Neal Lipschutz, senior vice president and managing editor, Dow Jones
 Newswires. "He combines a thorough knowledge of business and finance issues
 with a personal and entertaining style. We are confident his commentary
 will provide real value to our customers."
     Mr. Lipschutz continued, "The addition of columnist Al Lewis is
 representative of our commitment at Dow Jones Newswires to increase our
 investment in relevant, timely and insightful financial and business news
 and analysis. This comes at a time many other news organizations are
 cutting back. Our global commitment to grow, including in a variety of
 languages, also is demonstrated by the recent acquisition of Betten
 Financial News BV, the Dutch- language news service."
     Prior to joining Dow Jones, Mr. Lewis was a columnist and business
 editor for The Denver Post. Prior to that, he reported on business for the
 Rocky Mountain News. He also served a business editor for The Gazette in
 Colorado Springs and editor and reporter at The Amarillo Globe-News in
 Texas. He has won the Society of American Business Editors and Writers
 "Best in Business" award for columns published in both 2007 and 2006.
     Lewis has a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the
 University of Illinois and a bachelor's degree in political science and
 journalism from MacMurray College.
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 leading provider of global business news and information services. Its
 Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's,
 MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Its Enterprise Media Group
 includes Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Factiva, Dow Jones Client
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 Its Local Media Group operates community-based information franchises. Dow
 Jones owns 50% of SmartMoney and 33% of STOXX Ltd. and provides news
 content to radio stations in the U.S.

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