Dow Jones Adds Veteran Financial Services Reporter to Investment Banking Editorial Team

LONDON (RPRN) 7/27/2009–Dow Jones & Company, a News Corporation company (NASDAQ: NWS) (NASDAQ: NWSA) (ASX: NWS) (ASX: NWSLV), today announced a new editorial hire at Dow Jones Newswires to enhance reporting and analysis of companies, industries and events for the global investment banking community. Joe Ortiz joins as a columnist based in the London office, focusing on financial services, debt and equity capital markets, and advisory work by financial institutions.

“Our continued investment in experienced and respected editorial and industry talent ensures that our investment banking subscribers receive the most insightful commentary, analysis and sector intelligence available,” said Adam Smallman, global managing editor for investment banking solutions at Dow Jones. “Joe is a seasoned reporter whose deep knowledge of financial services, debt and equity capital markets as well as his experience reporting on corporate strategy make him a great addition to our dedicated investment banking editorial team.”

Mr. Ortiz brings 28 years of experience with Reuters to Dow Jones, most recently as a Madrid-based correspondent covering financials, energy and general news. Prior to that he held various positions within Reuters including chief sub editor in London, European banking correspondent, U.K. banking correspondent and senior correspondent covering fixed income and debt restructuring.

Mr. Ortiz is fluent in Spanish and graduated in 1978 from King’s College, London, with a BA in Modern Iberian and Latin American Regional Studies.

Mr. Ortiz, whose appointment is effective immediately, will report to Mr. Smallman. Dow Jones Newswires is a part of the Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group, which is a division within Dow Jones & Company.

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