WSJ Prepares For Another Makeover 1


By Ben

The Wall Street Journal will undergo another makeover in the next few weeks. The marketplace section of the paper will be changed to include more breaking news and shorter articles.

These changes come after current owner, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, bought Dow Jones & Company in December. Murdoch has been making changes to the Wall Street Journal over the past few months by incorporating more general interest news like world news and sports, in order to create a larger market for the paper.

These changes come as the newspaper owners are struggling to make a profit. The New York Times reports that last year alone, ”overall newspaper revenues dropped by about 7 percent, pushed along primarily by the secular change of readers and advertisers fleeing to the Web.

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