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WSJ Plans Micro-Payments for Web Access

News Corp. paper will charge for individual articles

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal will introduce a system of micro-payments for access to articles on its website, becoming the first newspaper to charge readers for individual stories. The service will target casual users unlikely to pay more than $100 for an annual online subscription, editor-in-chief Robert Thomson told the Financial ... More »

Google a 'Tapeworm:' WSJ Exec

(Newser) - Content aggregators like Google—and yes, the humble site you’re reading now—are “parasites or tech tapeworms in the intestines of the Internet,” Robert Thomson, editor of the Wall Street Journal, told fellow News Corp. paper the Australian last week. He warned that the “mistaken perception”... More »

Journal Poaches Times' Ad Dollars

Expansion of coverage under Murdoch has lured high-end retailers to WSJ

(Newser) - The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are in an advertising war, and it appears the Journal is winning, Bloomberg reports. Notable accounts, particularly in the luxury market, are fleeing to the Times’ rival. “They’re definitely stealing advertising dollars,” one analyst said of the Journal,... More »

Murdoch Names Thomson New Journal Editor

Publisher takes over spot left open after forced resignation

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch has named Wall Street Journal publisher Robert J. Thomson as its top editor, reports the New York Times. Thomson, whom Murdoch made publisher just five months ago, was previously the top editor of Murdoch's Times of London. His appointment is expected to speed the pace of change at... More »

Top Editor Bails on Journal

Four months under Murdoch regime enough for Brauchli

(Newser) - Four months into the Rupert Murdoch era, the Wall Street Journal’s managing editor is resigning. Marcus Brauchli, in the job since May, has tried to chart a path between Murdoch and the paper’s traditionalists, sources told Time, which broke the story on its website. The split is said... More »

Dow Jones CEO Leaves Ahead of Murdoch Posse

News Corp. insider to move in; WSJ publisher expected to leave next

(Newser) - Dow Jones’ CEO resigned today, one week before News Corp. is expected to finalize its purchase of the Wall Street Journal publisher. Insiders say Richard Zannino’s replacement will be Rupert Murdoch confidant Les Hinton; the succession, to be announced tomorrow, is thought to be the first among many in... More »

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