News Corp.’s Wall Street Journal editorial board this week continued its push to defeat the nomination of Gigi Sohn for the fifth Democratic seat on the FCC. The editorial board added the Fraternal Order of Police union’s opposition — which dates from March — to Sohn’ as the latest weapon in an ongoing campaign. The paper said the union stand appears to have put a trio of Democratic votes in doubt: Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Mark Kelly (Ariz.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (Nevada). If so, that would definitely be a blow to Sohn’s chances.
Preston Padden, a former top News Corp. executive, has tweeted his unhappiness with the News Corp.-owned Wall Street Journal, in the latest twist in the ongoing drama of the Gigi Sohn FCC nomination saga.
The paper’s publisher emailed U.S. National Security adviser Jake Sullivan this morning on behalf of the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
A special team led by a high-level manager says Rupert Murdoch’s paper must evolve to survive. But a rivalry between editor and publisher stands in the way.
Days after hundreds of Wall Street Journal staffers signed a letter calling for a clearer delineation between the outlet’s news and opinion divisions, citing concerns with the latter’s “lack of fact-checking and transparency,” the editorial board had a pointed message for its colleagues. “These pages won’t wilt under cancel-culture pressure,” read the sub-headline on “A Note to Readers” that was published online Thursday evening.
A letter from a group of Wall Street Journal reporters and editors calls for “more muscular reporting about race and social inequities,” as well as skepticism toward business and government leaders.
Non-subscribers visiting WSJ.com now get a score, based on dozens of signals, that indicates how likely they’ll be to subscribe. The paywall tightens or loosens accordingly: “The content you see is the output of the paywall, rather than an input.”
A series of virulent anti-Mueller editorials has reporters worried about their paper’s credibility.
Jay Solomon was fired by The Wall Street Journal Wednesday after reporting revealed his involvement in prospective commercial deals — including one involving arms sales to foreign governments — with an international businessman who was one of his key sources.
The Wall Street Journal is the latest news organization to build a mobile-first secondary app as a user-interface playground — and then return focus to the core app.
Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, co-editors of the All Things Digital news site, will leave at the end of the year. Mossberg has been the highly influential author of Personal Technology columns with The Wall Street Journal for two decades. He and Swisher collaborated as co-executive editors on All Things Digital, a separate website that covers technology and start-up news and also held conferences.
Are print’s biggest names ready to compete with TV networks for lucrative online video ad revenue? Conde Nast and the Wall Street Journal are taking different — but equally interesting — approaches.
WorldStream, The Wall Street Journal‘s stream of brief videos built on Tout, is getting premium advertising rates and substantial audience numbers.
YouTube has cut off funding to The Wall Street Journal and Reuters that formed part of its $150 million dollar plan to help launch more than 100 premium channels. The termination of the one-year deals has resulted in contractors losing their positions at Reuters.
The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times both announced via Twitter that they would be lowering their paywalls during Hurricane Sandy. The Times confirmed the move Sunday afternoon to Poynter’s Julie Moos.
The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday announced a major expansion of its video unit, which is now producing three-and-a-half hours of live programming each weekday and will soon produce even more.In a bid for more viewers and advertisers, The Journal released a new video app, called WSJ Live, for iPads and for a wide array of Internet-connected television sets and set-top boxes.
Les Hinton, CEO of Dow Jones & Co and publisher of the Wall Street Journal., resigned on Friday. Hinton was executive chairman of the British unit that oversaw News Corp.’s U.K. tabloid newspapers at the heart of the phone hacking scandal for 12 years. Hinton said in a statement that he was “ignorant of what apparently happened” but felt it was proper to resign.