The next battleground for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal‘s little newspaper war is apparently the papers’ communications departments.
Bob Christie, the PR man for The Times who left the Journal
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The Observer has learned that The Wall Street Journal will launch a weekly book review within the next few weeks. The Journal has never had a standalone book review before, and creating one now flies in the face of ever-dwindling book coverage in papers across the country.
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In the magazine this weekend, The New York Times has a great piece from the investigative desk about the use of phone hacking at News of the World, a British tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. under the News Group Newspapers umbrella.
Reporters at the paper may have used illegal phone-hacking techniques on Read More
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New York Times business editor Larry Ingrassia, a Journal alumnus himself, announced today that Wall Street reporter Susanne Craig would be joining the Times business desk from the Wall Street Journal.
Ms. Craig will be contributing to the business section in print and blogging online for Andrew Ross Sorkin and Jeff Cane’s increasingly well-staffed Dealbook Read More
Joe Pompeo reports that The New York Times‘ Dealbook has grabbed private equity reporter Peter Lattman from the Wall Street Journal. The Journal reported earlier this summer that The Times would be adding staff to Dealbook, The Times finance blog named after Andrew Ross Sorkin’s column.
Mr. Lattman came to the Journal Read More
A thief has been routinely stealing all of the copies of The New York Times from the Starbucks on 73rd Street and Columbus Avenue. Now you have to get The Times from the barista because it’s not safe on the rack! The Wall Street Journal, on other hand, never gets stolen. Westside Independent has Read More
Upon arriving last night at the Waldorf Astoria for the Deadline Club‘s annual award ceremony, Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson swept through the wine reception in the lobby and into the dining room while the guests, mostly journalists, finished their drinks.
Mr. Thomson had missed the hour of standing around and drinking. He Read More
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When The Wall Street Journal decided to develop a New York section, it shelved plans for an expanded Weekend section, despite the fact that all studies seemed to indicate Greater New York would lose money and the Weekend section would make plenty of it. Now there are plans, finally, to relaunch it in the fall. Read More
The Journal has responded to The Times‘ cease-and-desist letter over the “Not Just Wall Street. Every Street” ad campaign. The Journal said, in words more bitter than this, essentially: Stuff it.
And if you thought The Times‘ letter was catty? Well, this raises the ante a bit more. And even though the letter is signed by Read More
The Times has not lost any readers since the launch of the Journal‘s Greater New York section, according to New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson.
“We are definitely not seeing any effect in regard to the circulation,” Ms. Robinson told Bloomberg today. “Are they discounting? Yes, they are, very, very heavily.”
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