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.
A lawyer from The New York Times Company has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the marketing director at Dow Jones after a recent Journal advertisement used the same language as a recent Times ad.
“Not Just Wall Street. Every Street.” That’s the language of a new New York Times advertisement. It’s an obvious dig at The Journal, and a familiar jab Read More
The Times‘ Weekend Arts section has gotten reworked, and every move seems to take dead aim at The Journal‘s Greater New York section.
For starters, the Escapes section, which lost its stand-alone status last year and got lumped into the Friday Arts report, has been killed. The space it used to occupy—the second half of the Weekend Arts Read More
Dispatch from the trenches: The Wall Street Journal is prepared to use a whole host of techniques and tropes to take readers from The New York Times.
With puns: “The times demand it.”
With pop: “The times they are a changin.’”
With play: “The Wall Street Journal, now Metro-Sectional.”
These are the taglines Read More
John Gapper of the Financial Times takes note of recent bit of hustle in The New York Times.
Like pigs searching for a truffle, Times reporters dug through the “maggot-covered garbage” of Faisal Shahzad, who was arrested for the attempted car bombing in Times Square, to find documents and glean extra Read More
There’s a lovely excerpt from Sarah Ellison’s forthcoming book–War at the Wall Street Journal–on the Vanity Fair website. It details how Marcus Brauchli awkwardly tried to work with Rupert Murdoch and how Robert Thomson, an old friend, replaced him.
Just as Mr. Murdoch was taking over, it was Mr. Thomson who told Mr. Brauchli he should Read More
We’re now in Day 8 of the Journal‘s Greater New York section and Michael Wolff has rendered early judgment: He’s not a fan.
It’s a museum of insipid newspaper-isms. There’s the flat-footed and obvious: “Video Image Search Proves Painstaking.” The encomiums to anyone who seems the least civic-minded: “Quick-witted Office Praised.” The belabored Read More
It’s Week 2 of The Times v. The Journal, and Robert Thomson has started it with a bang.
Mr. Thomson spoke to the Murdoch-owned The Australian and discussed regional coverage in the New York area:
“The distinction here is that we are using Journal journalists while The New York Times is out-sourcing its regional sections. Read More
We’d like to imagine that somewhere in the Journal‘s ad department a copywriter agonized for hours over whether or not to capitalize the Read More
The Journal is fighting this newspaper war in the trenches–with a subway ad campaign for its new New York section.
Yesterday, we showed you the Journal‘s pun on how “ Read More