Calame Stepping Down at ‘Wall Street Journal’

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By: E&P Staff

Barney Calame, deputy managing editor at the Wall Street Journal since 1992, will retire in December, Managing Editor Paul Steiger told staff Wednesday afternoon. Calame has spent more than 39 years at the Journal.

?We will all miss his keen judgment, deep professionalism, and high character,? Steiger wrote in a memo, posted at the Poynter Institute’s Romenesko site. As deputy managing editor, ?Barney has run the entire paper in my absence, and much of it in my presence,? Steiger pointed out.

The memo continued: ?Barney and I have been friends since we first met as young Journal reporters in California in 1967. He is the person I admire most as a journalist and as a man. His contributions to the Journal are of incalculable value. I’m delighted to report that he will continue to advise us on news issues in the future.?

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