Pat Kiernan on the WSJ’s Greater New York: ‘Heavy on Highbrow Stories’

Pat Kiernan’s favorite story in the Greater New York section? The one on Metro-Card swiping.

What didn’t he like?

“My one criticism is that it is particularly heavy on highbrow stories,” he said this morning. “A whole lot of real estate stories. It’s of limited interest to a broad audience. And there was this about competition between auction houses. Also, not something I spent a whole lot of time reading.”

None of that should be a surprise, of course. The Journal, no matter how far it strays from its core business coverage (how about a story on Rats! Or murders in Harlem!), it will still have to aim for a Jouranlish audience.

But for now, you want the man who determines a lot of what New Yorkers know about newspapers at 7:41 each morning on your side!

 

 

Pat Kiernan on the WSJ’s Greater New York: ‘Heavy on Highbrow Stories’