Tuesday, November 3, 2009

WSJ expands New York City local news footprint

The push into metropolitan news would involve about a dozen new positions, The New York Times is reporting today. The move is part of The Wall Street Journal’s "effort to create a New York edition, first reported last summer as a project that was focused mostly on increased arts coverage. The edition could begin early next year,'' says the NYT's Richard Perez-Pena.

He notes the expansion is part of CEO Rupert Murdoch's drive to make the WSJ a more general-interest national newspaper -- a push that's pressuring the other national daily, USA Today.

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