Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Rupert Murdock reshapes the Wall St Journal

Yesterday's WSJ had the editorial page all revised, fewer editorials, letters to the editor moved onto the editorial page and taking up half the page, and an op-ed by Murdock himself. Today's front page story announces the "resignation" of the Journal's editor. According to the story Murdock wants less long in depth stories and more quick snappy news bites. I don't think he has ruined the paper yet. Lets see what happens next.

1 comment:

david said...

He hasn't entirely ruined the Journal but he has degraded it quite a bit already. The tone is less sage and more vituperative, less considered and more hyped, less incisive and more flattering to those in power (and tone towards China is a great example...) I am considering defecting to the Finincial Times.