Chautauqua Women's Club

Chautauqua In-Depth

SPEAKER:

Almar Latour

BIOGRAPHY:

Almar Latour is a publisher, journalist and media executive who began his storied career as an intern at The Chautauquan Daily and, since 2020, has served as publisher of The Wall Street Journal and CEO of Dow Jones, the world’s foremost provider of business news and information.

Under Latour’s leadership, Dow Jones and The Journal has risen to new heights in audience, subscriptions, revenue and profitability; The Journal remains the most trusted newspaper by both the left and the right. Latour joined The Wall Street Journal in 1995 as a news assistant in the Washington bureau, and worked as a reporter in New York, London, Stockholm and Brussels. Latour later became bureau chief overseeing tech coverage in New York, and then managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online. He served as editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in Asia, where he launched The Journal in Japan and grew its presence in China, Korea, Singapore and Indonesia. In 2012 he was named executive editor of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones; in that role, he successfully unified the editorial staff into a single global newsroom and transitioned The Journal to a digital-first news operation.

In 2016, Latour was appointed publisher of the newly formed Dow Jones Media Group, where he oversaw the significant growth of its brand portfolio and was responsible for all editorial and business operations. Latour served as publisher of Barron’s Group and executive vice president of Dow Jones, leading the group to rapid growth in subscriptions.

Latour holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from American University. He is an alumnus of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.