Almar Latour, chief executive officer of Dow Jones & Co. and publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has been elected to the board of directors of the Dow Jones News Fund.
Latour has led Dow Jones since 2020, through a period of significant growth and realignment, accelerating the company’s consumer subscription revenues, growing its business-to-business portfolio and leading major acquisitions.
“I am pleased to join the Dow Jones News Fund board of directors,” Latour said in a statement. “Their work has educated countless young journalists, which is especially important at this moment when fact-based reporting has never been more crucial.”
Prior to his appointment as CEO of the finest news and information business in the world, Latour served as publisher of Barron’s Group and executive vice president of Dow Jones. He oversaw the growth of Barron’s Group business and luxury brands Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, Mansion Global and the Dow Jones Wealth and Asset Management Group, and was also responsible for all editorial and business operations.
Before Barron’s Group, Latour was executive editor of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, where he successfully unified the editorial staff into a single global newsroom and transitioned the Journal to a digitally-driven news operation.
He also was editor-in-chief of The Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in Asia where he lived for more than three years. There, he grew the publishing company’s digital footprint to include Japan, Korea and Indonesia, while expanding the Journal’s Chinese edition.