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 metaphors: 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.
“For Read More
Before he even had one byline for the paper, Yankees beat reporter Jim Baumbach has left The Journal. He is returning to Newsday.
“It’s over. He made a decision. We’re moving forward,” said John Seeley, the editor of The Journal‘s Greater New York section.
“Happy to be home!” tweeted Mr. Baumbach earlier today.
Sources familiar with the Read More
It was a few minutes after 7 p.m. Monday night on Broadway and 36th Street, and Rupert Murdoch was addressing a crowd of a few hundred pinstripe-suited machers. “With tonight’s launch of Greater New York, we are going to make The Journal a complete paper and New Yorkers’ essential source for news and information,” he Read More
“We are a national newspaper with a New York heart,” said Les Hinton, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal, in his British accent. “We are, after all, named after a famous Manhattan street.”
It was just after 9am on Monday morning, and Mr. Hinton was providing opening remarks at the Journal‘s launch breakfast for Read More
In the last week, The Wall Street Journal has lost mergers and acquisitions reporter Jeff McCracken and veteran Kate Kelly (who is off to CNBC, and, is married to Observer editor Kyle Pope).
Some at the Journal were wondering if the paper’s recent priorites were forcing people to leave. But there’s some better Read More
Here’s a little bit more from my interview with Robert Thomson: The Journal’s local New York report will almost entirely be behind a paywall.
“Nothing,” said Robert Thomson when asked what would be free. “Virtually nothing.”
And how come?
“There may be a sports story, maybe, maybe a little cultural, but the presumption should Read More
The Wall Street Journal and New York Post are packaging themselves together to pitch deals to local advertisers, but they will not share any content.
In my interview last week with Robert Thomson, he said they’d be doing things their own way.
“The Post is a great paper,” he said. “It’s a great tabloid paper. Read More
Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson and Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. met last week for the first time. They were at the Manhattan apartment of Sir Martin Sorrell, head of the big WPP advertising firm, and they were there for a dinner on the night of April 6.
Mr. Sulzberger approached Mr. Thomson Read More
Jeffrey McCracken, one of the Journal‘s rising stars on the mergers and acquisitions beat, is leaving the Journal for Bloomberg, The Observer has learned.
The M&A beat is one of the biggest and most vital franchises at the Journal, and Mr. McCracken, who started on the beat last summer, is leaving just as he was beginning to Read More