Comments on: Home is where the growth is: WSJ’s Thomson http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/12/04/home-is-where-the-growth-it-wsjs-thomson/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Robert MacMillan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/12/04/home-is-where-the-growth-it-wsjs-thomson/#comment-354364 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 16:09:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=13376#comment-354364 Tough crowd, PunchPrincess. We corrected.
– MacMillan

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By: robert macmillan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/12/04/home-is-where-the-growth-it-wsjs-thomson/#comment-354363 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 15:28:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=13376#comment-354363 For the record:
The New York Times has more reporters and editors, last I checked.
In circulation, the Journal appears to be ahead of the times at last count, but the numbers aren’t always comparable. Twice as big? No.
Ad pages? Haven’t counted lately.
Thomson’s quote is a boast, to be sure. On the other hand, the NYT declined our invitation to attend and make its own boasts. Maybe next time?

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By: Ronald http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/12/04/home-is-where-the-growth-it-wsjs-thomson/#comment-354361 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 14:33:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=13376#comment-354361 Why do you simply publish Thomson’s words without any sort of analysis or context? This essentially lets him brag unchecked – is the WSJ really twice as big as NYT? How – in circulation? news staff? ad pages? I’d really like to know. I’d also argue that given the dumbed-down way WSJ is going these days, USA Today is a viable competitor and covers national affairs, entertainment and sports a heck of a lot better. Just because this is a blog doesn’t mean you can’t fact-check what executives say.

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By: PunchPrincess http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/12/04/home-is-where-the-growth-it-wsjs-thomson/#comment-354359 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 13:40:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=13376#comment-354359 Yes reductions in staff can result in an improved bottom line — and when the editor is fired the result is goofy titles like this. Should not the title have been “Home is where the growth IS?”

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