Read It Here First: "De-Financializing" the WSJ

Monday, April 28, 2008 | 03:45 PM

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 business section.

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 . . .

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Previously:
Murdoch's WSJ Changes Creates Opening for NYT, FT  (April 2008) http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2008/04/murdochs-wsj-cr.html

Source:
At Journal, the Words Not Spoken
DAVID CARR
NYT, April 28, 2008
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/28/business/media/28carr.html

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You were expecting financial journalism and reporting?

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