Comments on: Where the NYT beats the WSJ http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Nathanael http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/comment-page-1/#comment-6842 Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:23:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/#comment-6842 “After reading how the WSJ changed its newsroom culture from prizing lengthy PAGE ONE investigative reporting in favor of breaking news,”

This is the nub of it. The WSJ used to be worth reading. Now it isn’t. Its remaining readership are a combo of leftovers who haven’t noticed the decline in journalistic standards, and right wing nuts who want their viewpoint confirmed. The businessmen and financiers who formerly considered the WSJ essential are switching to the Financial Times, or the Economist, or Bloomberg, or some combination of them.

The WSJ is now retaining subscriptions by slashing prices — step one in losing all paid readership. It’s dead and it’s going to die a lot faster than Murdoch thinks.

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By: Jason http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/comment-page-1/#comment-6485 Tue, 08 Sep 2009 05:56:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/#comment-6485 One word: Murdoch. I killed my WSJ subscription after ten years. I get all my news from NYT, Financial Times and The Economist (plus all the free stuff online from WSJ). And I don’t have to endure the editorial uber right wing nonsense that the WSJ has begun to spew with abandon…

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By: MIke Sandifer http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/comment-page-1/#comment-6454 Sun, 06 Sep 2009 20:12:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/#comment-6454 You should all be reading the Financial Times anyway.

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By: caveat bettor http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/comment-page-1/#comment-5614 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 16:34:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/#comment-5614 I think that the WSJ reader outpaces the NYT reader in relative demand for respective content, as well as wealth and IQ (not that any of that matters). My theory is that WSJ cashflow is extremely envied by every other rag. And the NYT may not stay solvent long enough for your prediction to be realized.

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By: FT4 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/comment-page-1/#comment-5606 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:58:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/#comment-5606 You may have a preference for the NYT, but the WSJ has twice the subscribers and is holding its subscriber base steady at a time the NYT is loosing subscribers. Maybe the paper thief prefers a sympathetic ear on the editorial page to an Ayn Randian view on dishonesty. Why lay a bunch of guilt on the down-and-out paper thief who’s being put down by the “man”.

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By: Mikey10011 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/comment-page-1/#comment-5598 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 05:38:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/#comment-5598 After reading how the WSJ changed its newsroom culture from prizing lengthy PAGE ONE investigative reporting in favor of breaking news, I sort of just look at it cursory–and rely on Bloomberg News for more detail (i.e., what it reports is getting less and less unique).

Even worse, my guess is that with this change of newsroom culture MORALE must be super low at the WSJ with the best and the brightest figuring out how to exit (e.g., Greg Ip, Henny Sender).

Mr. Murdoch has grand schemes for the WSJ, but as another Rupert wrote: “We always get what we wish for, but in the form we deserve.” Murdoch took a world class newspaper and is turning it into a second-class political rag.

How sad.

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By: Duane Young http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/comment-page-1/#comment-5596 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 03:19:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/#comment-5596 On September 2, my WSJ runs out. THE ECONOMIST weekly summarizes thw world. U. S. newsmagazines are a farce especially NEWSWEEK. WSJ provides everything in business and the world you don’t need to know repeated each day a development changes a little. The first section is the only part worth reading, but after two days is nauseous.

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By: Sechel http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/comment-page-1/#comment-5591 Mon, 17 Aug 2009 22:16:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/#comment-5591 I was for Murdoch buying the WSJ & am not a big fan of the NYT….BUT

these days I find the NY TIMES offers a better business section than the WSJ

but the F.T. trumpets both.

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By: Ken http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/comment-page-1/#comment-5588 Mon, 17 Aug 2009 21:21:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/#comment-5588 It’s the crossword puzzle.

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By: maynardGkeynes http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/comment-page-1/#comment-5586 Mon, 17 Aug 2009 21:13:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/17/where-the-nyt-beats-the-wsj/#comment-5586 Independent marketing surveys also show a strong preference for the NYT among thieves and would-be thieves. They tend to be mostly in cash and marketable commodities, and the WSJ simply doesn’t address their investment needs.

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