Wall Street Journal Plans Layoffs, Restructuring In D.C.

The Wall Street Journal is planning to restructure its Washington bureau this week, sources say. The changes will include a small number of layoffs as well as some new roles. The reorganization will also move some Washington-based economics coverage to New York. Some of the people whose roles are eliminated will be able to apply for new jobs.

Russia Rejects ‘Significant Proposal’ To Trade For WSJ’s Gershkovich, Whelan, U.S. Says

U.S. negotiators made a fresh offer to Russia in recent weeks to secure the release of detained Americans Evan Gershkovich of the Wall Street Journal and Paul Whelan, but Moscow rejected the American proposal, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday. The offer involved trading prisoners, people familiar with the matter said, but they didn’t offer further details. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)

The Remaking Of The Wall Street Journal

Emma Tucker, the top editor, is moving away from some of the organization’s traditions.

Former WSJ Reporter Ends Indian Hacker Lawsuit Against Dechert

White House Condemns Harassment Of Wall Street Journal Reporter

Two Top Editors Leaving The Wall Street Journal

Russia Detains Wall Street Journal Reporter, Plans To Hold Him Until Late May

How Murdoch’s Media Empire Turned On Trump In 2022

An increasingly sour relationship between former President Trump, Fox News and the rest of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire that has been building for months has come to a head in the weeks following the midterm elections. It is a rift that is being watched closely in political and media circles given the power of Fox News and other media entities owned by Murdoch in potentially shaping the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024.

Emma Tucker Is Named New Wall Street Journal Editor, Succeeding Matt Murray

News Corp. today named veteran U.K. journalist Emma Tucker as the next editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, succeeding Matt Murray, who oversaw significant digital growth and guided the news organization through the Covid-19 pandemic. Tucker, 56, will assume her new position on Feb. 1, the company said. Murray, also 56, will work with her during a transition period until March 1. He will then continue in a senior position at News Corp, where he will work on new projects and report to Chief Executive Robert Thomson.

WSJ Takes Fresh Aim At Gigi Sohn

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: ‘Wall Street Journal’ Declines Letter In Defense of Gigi Sohn

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.

Washington Post Asks Biden Administration To Help Evacuate Journalists

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.

Inside The Fight For The Future Of The 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.

WSJ Staff Ask Editorial Board For More Accuracy

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.

WSJ Staff Pushing For Big Changes In Coverage

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.

DA To Investigate Alleged Assault Of WSJ Reporter By NYPD During Protests

WSJ Joins NYT In 2M Digital Subscribers Club

WSJ Builds An Individualized Paywall

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.”

Internal Turmoil Over WSJ Mueller Editorials

A series of virulent anti-Mueller editorials has reporters worried about their paper’s credibility.

Wall Street Journal Tested Live Push Notifications

WSJ Fires Correspondent Over Ethics Conflict

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.

WSJ Killing Its What’s News App

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.

Wall Street Journal Launches VR App

LA Times Reporter Joe Flint Moves Back To WSJ

Mossberg, Swisher Splitting From Dow Jones

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.

Conde Nast, WSJ Vie For Web Video Dollars

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.

At WSJ, App Has Journos On Board For Video

WorldStream, The Wall Street Journal‘s stream of brief videos built on Tout, is getting premium advertising rates and substantial audience numbers.

YouTube Cuts WSJ, Reuters Channel Funding

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.


WSJ, NY Times Drop Paywalls For Hurricane

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.

WSJ Adds To Live Video Programming

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.

WSJ Publisher Les Hinton Resigns

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.