Posts filed under “Financial Press”
Last week, we noted that the new WSJ under Rupert Murdoch was being "De-Financialized;" that the coverage was becoming less business and money oriented, and more of a general
interest paper — kinda like what the Washington Post and the New York
Times already do.
A rather similar sentiment was expressed in David Carr’s column today:
"There is certainly no evidence that Mr. Murdoch has turned the
newspaper into a tool of his business or political interests —
something that had been widely feared and predicted. But there are
clear signs that a sui generis business paper is fast becoming a very
common general-interest paper, albeit one with a really dynamite
Further changes were unveiled last week, but
they seemed to reflect a broader range of stated interests without any
additional staff or expertise. The Project for Excellence in Journalism
completed a content survey last week and found that the newspaper’s
front-page coverage of politics had tripled and that front-page
coverage of business had been cut in half."
Interesting stuff . . .
Murdoch’s WSJ Changes Creates Opening for NYT, FT (April 2008) http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2008/04/murdochs-wsj-cr.html
At Journal, the Words Not Spoken
NYT, April 28, 2008
Category: Financial Press
Is Rupert Murdoch’s altering of the Wall Street Journal creating an opening for his competitors? That was one of the topics we discussed at Tuesday evening’s NYU lecture on media, business, and blogging. This morning, we are going to briefly explore that. In the past, I have offered up advice to various media. I have…Read More