WSJ Editor Gerard Baker at UNC 2014

{{ story.headline }}

{{ story.subheading }}

{{ story.timestamp }}

Ever wonder who makes the major decisions at a top news corporation? You aren’t the only one. 
 
More than 300 students and faculty attended Monday's Nelson-Benton Lecture Series and Carolina Seminar on Business Journalism and Public Policy to hear Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker talk about the history and future of business journalism. The Wall Street Journal is celebrating its 125th year of publication.
 
Student journalist Andy Willard and I were chosen as panelists and were joined by Daniel Gitterman, UNC's Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy. I got the chance to ask Baker how mobile apps are affecting the evolution of technology and the web. 

UNC J-school Dean Susan King kicked off the day with a one-on-on interview with Baker about the Journal's history, its investigative newsiness, controversial owner Rupert Murdoch and its bold move in 1996 to charge readers for digital access. 

Credit: UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Here's his talk before students, and an interview with the student-faculty panel.

Credit: UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication