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The Economist Eats the WSJ's Lunch

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

The Economist makes a lot of money and the WSJ loses a lot of money, even though they both have a freemium business model for their Web offering. Why?

Reading the Pictures: F-22 Slapped Around A Little, But Oh Still So Hot

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-07-22-shaw2.jpgThere's whitewash and greenwash and there's also Raptorwash.

The Bernanke Market: WSJ Op-Ed | ANDY KESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just about every policy move to right the U.S. economy after the subprime sinking of the banking system has been a bust. We saved Bear Stearns. We let...

Shattering the Right vs. Left Prism Once Again: The Wall Street Journal Goes After Goldman and the Bank Bailout

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

We've now reached the point where the only people defending the administration's Wall Street policies are the people benefiting from them -- or their good friends, Tim Geithner and Larry Summers.

Banks, the Oil Market, and the Next Financial Meltdown

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Leaving oil trading to the banks portends another financial disaster by tying their viability to the highly volatile world of commodity trading. It's time that the bankers got back to banking the old fashioned way.

WSJ Subscribers: Send a Tea Party Message to Murdoch

Philip G. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip G. Baker

The headline across the top of today's Op-Ed page in the WSJ reads "Tax Day Becomes Protest Day." My protest was to call up and cancel my 28-year subscription to the WSJ.

WSJ. Magazine Cuts Back On Issues, Ad Pages

WWD | Irin Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WSJ., the Wall Street Journal's glossy magazine, is back with a fashion-themed March issue, this time with a cover subject that delivers on several of...

Wall Street Journal Rewrites History: Felix Salmon

Portfolio | Felix Salmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fancy some time travel? Go back to my blog entry about John Thain from January 22, and click on the first link. I promise I haven't edited it. Amazing...

Wall Street Journal Sued: Hedge Fund Wants Disclosure

Financial Times | Megan Murphy and James Mackintosh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SRM Global, the hedge fund run by the former star UBS trader Jon Wood, is suing The Wall Street Journal for publishing allegedly confidential informat...

WSJ Wine: Wall Street Journal Launches Wine Promotion

New York Times | Richard Perez Pena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Newspapers have used all sorts of goodies to promote themselves, like branded umbrellas, tote bags and ball caps, so why not Wall Street Journal wine?... Adds Social Networking Element

New York Times | Vindu Goel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The venerable Wall Street Journal will activate a revamped version of its Web site,, early Tuesday morning. The new site isn't a lot differen...

Heads Up... Incoming Propaganda on Nukes...

Larisa Alexandrovna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larisa Alexandrovna

So is it going to be me and Sy Hersh against the Cheney machine? I'm not about to sit around quietly while this administration fabricates reasons for a war with Syria.

NYT CEO To Murdoch: Bring It On | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson has a message for Rupert Murdoch: Bring it on. On the Times Co.'s just-completed quarterly results call, Robins...

WSJ Settles On A Name For Glossy Magazine

WWD | Irin Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Let the inevitable comparisons to The New York Times' T begin: The Wall Street Journal's new glossy magazine has officially jettisoned the name Pursui...

"Joke" Board Charged With Preserving WSJ Editorial Independence Brings On Latest Sexagenarian

New York Observer | John Koblin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Back in August, Dow Jones and News Corp announced the names of five elderly appointees to the board that will oversee the editorial independence of Th...

Murdoch To Import Fellow Aussie From Financial Times For New WSJ Publisher

The Guardian | Stephen Brook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rupert Murdoch plans to install Times editor Robert Thomson as publisher of the Wall Street Journal next year, according to a senior US media executiv...