WSJ=Way Smarter Journalists

November 10, 2008

News Corp is realizing synergies, cross-promoting among its brands. Here’s the latest announcement:

Wall Street Journal refreshes, reloads

September 15, 2008

wsj-homie.jpgThe WSJ.com’s new look will go live on Tuesday morning, and it won’t look much like the online Journal you’ve come to know and love. (Or hate, if you’re among its competitors.)

Deck shuffling at The Wall Street Journal

June 19, 2008

wall-street-journal.jpgThe rap on The Wall Street Journal, especially among those who get edited for a living there, is that the editing process could use a little streamlining. It looks like that’s about to happen, judging by Thursday’s memo from top editor Robert Thomson. This is part of a series of personnel changes taking place at the Journal since News Corp bought Dow Jones last year, including the resignations of top editor Marcus Brauchli and top U.S. editor Bill Grueskin:

Back to basics at Time Warner

May 21, 2008

time-warner-sign.jpgTime Warner Inc is slimming down, concentrating on the content side of the business (forgive the jargon, it’s just that’s what movies, magazines, TV programming are called these days).

Pearlstine to make the most of Bloomberg

May 12, 2008

pearlstine.jpgIt looks like Norman Pearlstine couldn’t resist the glamorous life of journalism. After two years in the private equity business at the Blackstone Group Carlyle Group (D’oh!), Pearlstine is joining Bloomberg LP as “chief content officer,” where, as Bloomberg said in a press release, he will work with “Editor-in-Chief Matthew Winkler to seek growth opportunities for its
television, radio, magazine and online products and to make the most of the
existing Bloomberg News operations.”

WSJ passes the Pepper… and Salt

May 5, 2008

wall-street-journal.jpgLatest change at The Wall Street Journal in Year One of the Murdoch Era: Venerable editorial page cartoon “Pepper… and Salt” is moving to the leisure and arts page.

WSJ’s Heard on the Street: Shrinking?

April 26, 2008

Rupert Murdoch has earned the disdain of many Wall Street Journal staffers by saying their stories often are too long , especially some of the front-page juggernauts that take their time getting started.

WSJ Page One, now with 53 percent less Wall Street!

April 24, 2008

murdoch-chart-3.jpgMany Wall Street Journal watchers bemoan new owner Rupert Murdoch’s greater emphasis on political and general news coverage in the paper, but so far their evidence has been anecdotal.

Bancroft: WSJ editorial integrity group a ‘fantasy’

April 23, 2008

Although Marcus Brauchli’s decision to resign as the top editor at The Wall Street Journal — announced on Tuesday — did not require the approval of the paper’s editorial integrity committee, they will step in when it’s time to hire the next one.