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Planning for The Wall Street Journal Online began before the World Wide Web burst onto the scene. Software for the service was to be distributed on disks and users would dial in to retrieve updates. This early prototype was developed by Neil Budde, who championed the new service. Plans for a dialup service would continue until January 1995, when plans shifted to an Internet service.
wsj  history  news_design 
november 2012 by tysone
Editors are pinning memorable quotes appearing in The Wall Street Journal. Click on an individual quote to read the full story in which it appeared.
wsj  pinboard 
march 2012 by tysone
Behold New York's Coolest Neighborhood: 'Chumbo' - National - The Atlantic Wire
What exactly is the saddest/funniest thing about The Wall Street Journal's landmark new article "Cool Arrives in a Slice of Chinatown"? Let's try to figure that out.
chumbo  wsj  nytimes  culture 
december 2011 by tysone
The Wall Street Journal under Rupert Murdoch | Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ)
Overall however, when it comes to the quantity of coverage of major topics, the evidence suggests that the Times and the Journal have indeed become more competitive since Murdoch bought the paper.
wsj  murdoch  journalism  nytimes  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
What Murdoch Has, and Hasn’t, Done to WSJ - Jeff Bercovici - Mixed Media - Forbes
In other words, the Journal is becoming more of a general interest paper like The New York Times. But, if anything, given Murdoch’s frequent avowals that he plans to beat the Times on its own turf, it’s surprising that the Journal hasn’t changed more. Even with all the changes he’s made — adding a sports section, a metro section, a glossy lifestyle magazine, etc. — the Journal has still carried more than twice as much coverage of business and economics on its front page this year as the Times has, 32 percent versus 14 percent.
nytimes  wsj  murdoch  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
WSJ To News Corp. Critics: STFU | paidContent
The Wall Street Journal editorial that everyone will be talking about today “doesn’t use the term ‘shut the f* up’ or quote Cee Lo Green,” writes Staci Kramer, “but the 1,046 carefully chosen words are written for the choir and aimed squarely at News Corp. critics.”
wsj  murdoch  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
Foursquare, Breakdown by Gender
We collected every check-in on location-sharing service Foursquare for a week starting at noon Eastern on Friday, Jan. 21 until noon on Friday Jan. 28. Foursquare, which provided the data, removed all material that could identify an individual user.
wsj  visualization  data  foursqaure  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Congress Age Distribution - Infographic - The Wall Street Journal
The 111th Congress, which convened in 2009, is among the oldest in U.S. history. The average age of members of Congress has risen steadily since 1981, with just a slight hiccup in the early 1990s; the rise is likely the result of a high incumbency rate, the aging of the U.S. population, and the first-time elections of older candidates. Roll over the charts below to learn more.
wsj  visualization  politics  congress  standards 
november 2010 by tysone
The U.K. phone-hacking scandal is Rupert Murdoch's Watergate. - By Jack Shafer - Slate Magazine
In my journalistic weather report, I predict reversals and recognition, ingenious plot twists, Murdoch executives falling on their swords, rats singing, and maybe a scene or two out of King Lear. It won't happen overnight. After all, Watergate took two years to unfurl. Stock up on popcorn and Coke and watch the show unspool.
wsj  murdoch  prediction 
september 2010 by tysone
Weekend update: The Wall Street Journal remakes its Saturday edition. - By Jack Shafer - Slate Magazine
WSJ Weekend marks, with the recent addition of a New York section in the New York edition, yet another foray in Murdoch's declared war on the New York Times. But even he must see that it's not the equal of the Sunday Times, and that taken together with the other five days of the Journal it doesn't equal a weekly subscription to the Times. But would Barney Kilgore approve of this extension of his paper? I think so.
nytimes  wsj  murdoch  prediction 
september 2010 by tysone
Wrong battlefield « BuzzMachine
The New York Times has roughly two and a half times more readers than the Journal. That translates to two and a half times more influence, two and a half times more relationships, a two-and-a-half-time bigger brand.
nytimes  wsj  prediction 
september 2010 by tysone
YouTube - Wall Street Journal takes on New York Times 華爾街日報單挑紐約時報
After more than a century of peaceful co-existence, the Wall Street Journal has decided to take on the New York Times head on with its Greater New York section. New owner Rupert Murdoch declared "let the battle begin." Is this going to be a newspaper war for the ages? Or have the readers already moved on....online?
wsj  nytimes  hilarious  video 
september 2010 by tysone
Some Newspapers Shift Coverage After Tracking Readers Online - NYTimes.com
The New York Times does not use Web metrics to determine how articles are presented, but it does use them to make strategic decisions about its online report, said Bill Keller, the executive editor. “We don’t let metrics dictate our assignments and play,” he said, “because we believe readers come to us for our judgment, not the judgment of the crowd. We’re not ‘American Idol.’ ”
bill_keller  nytimes  wsj  washingtonpost  analytics 
september 2010 by tysone
What Did Rupert Murdoch (and Son James) Know, and When Did They Know It?
The Times is striking back—though a little oddly (the Times can be brutal, but it likes to pretend it is much less brutal than it can be).
murdoch  wsj  nytimes  prediction 
september 2010 by tysone
Rupert Murdoch’s War On The New York Times | VF Daily | Vanity Fair
Ever in need of a foil, although the British class structure doesn’t exist here in America, Murdoch has identified The New York Times as the epitome of an entrenched elite, and according to Neil, the personification of what he disdains is Arthur Sulzberger Jr. “He’s always wanted to do this, but he’s been a general without an army. He had nothing to take The New York Times on with,” says Neil. Now, with the Journal behind him, “he’s got his army to march on the citadel.”
nytimes  wsj  murdoch  sulzberger 
september 2010 by tysone
Media: News Corp. plans national newspaper for tablet computers and cellphones - latimes.com
It's the latest bid by a major media company to build readership using new devices such as the iPad. The new publication would offer short, snappy stories and operate under the auspices of the New York Post.
ipad  wsj  murdoch 
august 2010 by tysone
What They Know - WSJ
he Journal analyzed the tracking files installed on people's computers by the 50 most popular U.S. websites, plus WSJ.com. The Journal also built an "exposure index" -- to determine the degree to which each site exposes visitors to monitoring -- by studying the tracking technologies they install and the privacy policies that guide their use.
visualization  wsj  internet  privacy  advertising 
august 2010 by tysone
Going the Distance: Comparing Marathons
The San Francisco marathon takes place Sunday, July 25. Compare the 26.2-miler with other great American races. See elevation profiles, last year's fastest times, recent race-day temperatures and other details.
graphics  google  maps  visualization  wsj 
july 2010 by tysone
NYTCo’s Robinson: Paywall Enters Development Phase, Pricing Coming Soon | paidContent
After another question about the WSJ’s New York section, “We had no expectations about what they were doing. We simply continue to have high expectations for what we do.”
nytimes  janet_robinson  nytco  wsj 
july 2010 by tysone
Robert Thomson at Cocktail Hour: Disses 'The Times,' Sarah Ellison | The New York Observer
"At the New York Times it's the hour of dour most of the day, so they're a little leaden-footed in the way they dance around the boxing ring," Mr. Thomson continued.
nytimes  robert_thomson  wsj 
june 2010 by tysone
At the WSJ, A Question of Trust : CJR
You don’t have to be a cynic to think that the Journal chose the two-decade-old picture to imply Kagan is a lesbian. ... Photos are powerful and suggestive precisely because they are wordless. If the Journal is surprised by this, that’s already a problem. ... Have you ever seen a picture of Clarence Thomas bowling?
wsj  murdoch  ethics  photography  editing  journalism 
may 2010 by tysone
NYC Section: Is the WSJ Turning In Its Grave?
Rupert Murdoch will spend any amount of money to undermine the New York Times. But such determination and grandiosity turns out to be less confounding than the new pages themselves. They aren’t just bad, they’re preposterous. There are two different brains at the Journal—and I have a pretty good idea whose brain is doing this new section.
wsj  nytimes  murdoch 
may 2010 by tysone
Jeff Nelligan: Diary of a Chart Guy
"An inside the Beltway look at the ascendancy of charts and the men who make them happen."
forsnd  wsj  visualization 
may 2010 by tysone
New York Times editor Bill Keller on narrative’s future: three “threats” to it he’s not buying – Nieman Storyboard - A project of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
“We’re feeling a little more hopeful about our life expectancy,” he said. “Our ad revenues are beginning to rebound.” (Keller later worked in another jab at the WSJ: “Just because we’re nice to people we might want to partner with doesn’t mean we don’t want to kick the shit out of Rupert Murdoch.”)
bill_keller  nytimes  wsj  journalism  prediction 
april 2010 by tysone
The Journal’s New Section: A Review | The New York Observer
It’s perhaps what you’d expect from The WSJ: a respectable, sometimes boring take on New York City. At times over the first two days, it felt as if the section were written and edited by outsiders, intended to be dropped off outside your hotel room in Times Square. Rats uptown! Shootings in Harlem! Crazy-expensive apartments on the Upper West Side! This sensibility was capped off by an absurd graphic in the first issue telling us how to use a MetroCard.
wsj  nyc  nytimes  nyo 
april 2010 by tysone
At Greater New York Fete, Murdoch Tells Sulzberger to 'Get a Life' | The New York Observer
“You can’t kill The New York Times,” he said. “It’ll be here forever.”
nytimes  wsj  murdoch 
april 2010 by tysone
Why the hell is Rupert Murdoch launching a "Greater New York" section in the Wall Street Journal? - By Jack Shafer - Slate Magazine
But Murdoch's New York cravings can not be sated by marketplace victory. He can truly win only if others lose big, and the other New York institution that must lose big for Murdoch to be happy is the New York Times. The paper torments him on two levels: He regards it as a liberal propaganda sheet (it is not), and it serves as a daily rebuke of how horribly he's failed in his campaign to be crowned king of New York.
murdoch  wsj  nytimes 
april 2010 by tysone
Wall Street Journal Says It’s Up to You, New York, New York - Media Decoder Blog - NYTimes.com
“Regardless of the incoherent incantations and superciliousness of the journalistic elite that has all the ossification of the traditional bourgeoisie,” it is the job of a newspaper to “shock the bourgeoisie.” said Robert Thomson, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, quoting Baudelaire to an audience munching on quiche and salmon-dappled bagels.
nytimes  wsj 
april 2010 by tysone
Let the Newspaper War Begin - newspaper wars - Gawker
"Rats Mob the Upper East Side." So reads the cosmically appropriate top headline in the Wall Street Journal's new New York section, with which Rupert Murdoch plans to exterminate the New York Times. The newspaper war is on! ... It will leave many journalistic corpses in its wake. But you, the reader, will win no matter what. (Unless the New York Times loses).
nytimes  wsj  gawker 
april 2010 by tysone
Did Murdoch-ization Cost WSJ the Scoop on Goldman-SEC Story? - DailyFinance
Rupert Murdoch believes his Wall Street Journal can out-compete The New York Times on its own turf, and he's spending plenty of money to prove it. But in going after the Times in areas like politics and local news, is the Journal making itself vulnerable in its own wheelhouse?
wsj  nytimes  journalism  murdoch 
april 2010 by tysone
Battle of the Barons! | The New York Observer
When we asked Mr. Thomson to describe his reader, he said, “If you sit on the subway and look around the carriage, there are many various types who are potential New York readers of The Wall Street Journal.”
wsj  nytimes  journalism  newspapers  nyc 
april 2010 by tysone
Apple iPad Review: Laptop Killer? Pretty Close | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD
If people see the iPad mainly as an extra device to carry around, it will likely have limited appeal. If, however, they see it as a way to replace heavier, bulkier computers much of the time—for Web surfing, email, social-networking, video- and photo-viewing, gaming, music and even some light content creation—it could be a game changer the way Apple’s iPhone has been.
prediction  ipad  apple  wsj 
april 2010 by tysone
Murdoch Uses WSJ to Call Sulzberger a Girly Man - Rupert Murdoch - Gawker
On the cover of today's WSJ Weekend section, part of publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr's face has been used to illustrate a feature on feminine men.
wsj  murdoch  classy  sulzberger  nytimes 
march 2010 by tysone
Murdoch's Unhealthy Obsession : CJR
But many of Murdoch’s moves have been to de-Journalize the Journal, sexing up headlines, cutting story length, diluting depth, adding more stock photos and commodity news, going to straight-news ledes, replacing much of the masthead with non-WSJers, and heading generally to the more slap-dash, once-over-lightly British model. Remember, Murdoch is a guy who thought about taking the words “Wall Street” out of the paper’s name. There’s a danger here, but it may not be just for the Times.
wsj  murdoch  prediction  nytimes 
march 2010 by tysone
NY Times Publisher Questions Whether Murdoch Gets Web - DailyFinance
"I want to work with, and we are working with, all these companies. To start picking on these companies strikes me as not getting the ecosystem we're living in." Sulzberger noted that he has in the past compared shaking a rhetorical fist at Google, which drives a huge volume of traffic to news sites, to "railing against oxygen."
sulzberger  nytimes  murdoch  wsj  prediction 
march 2010 by tysone
Murdoch’s grumpy agenda in N.Y. news war
But a New York edition of the Journal will not fatally damage the Times. And even if Murdoch forced the NYT into play, he would be blocked by antitrust regulators from buying the paper because he already owns the Journal and the New York Post.
nytimes  prediction  murdoch  wsj  journalism  newspapers 
march 2010 by tysone
A Look Inside the Life of News Corp. Mogul and Raging Septuagenarian Rupert Murdoch -- New York Magazine
Google and the Times may be on opposite ends of the media spectrum, but they share an arrogance about their place in the world. And Murdoch, from the beginning, has found purpose in teaching such institutions hard lessons. Many see his pursuit of the Times as an irrational atavism, a figment of his past. Yet if the Times is going to fall, he wants not only to hasten its destruction but also to be there to dance on the rubble.
nytimes  murdoch  wsj  prediction 
march 2010 by tysone
Will people pay for the New York Times online? cdixon.org – chris dixon's blog
Most smaller newspapers will go out of business over the next few years, vastly increasing the scarcity of news. If the Times creates content that is scare and valuable – and remains an essential “business input” – it can have the same success online as the Journal.
prediction  nytimes  bizmodel  wsj 
january 2010 by tysone
Cormac McCarthy on The Road - WSJ.com
"I’m not interested in writing short stories. Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing."
cormac_mccarthy  literature  writing  process  wsj  inspiration 
november 2009 by tysone
NYT vs. WSJ: the quietest newspaper war in America » Nieman Journalism Lab
As papers like the Globe suffer, the Journal and the Times are engaged in a pitched but unusually quiet battle for readers outside the New York metro area who might be persuaded to abandon their local dailies.
nytimes  wsj  newspapers 
august 2009 by tysone
Ryan Sager - Neuroworld – 40 Years Ago: WSJ on Woodstock - True/Slant
Forty years ago, the Wall Street Journal ran what must now be considered a classic in get-off-my-lawn fogey editorializing. The occasion was Woodstock — or, rather, roughly two weeks after Woodstock… when the Journal’s editorial board finally realized that hippies existed.
wsj  woodstock  history 
august 2009 by tysone
Getting the New Journal (Mostly) Right : CJR
Murdoch has preserved the Journal’s integrity but watered down its unique way of doing journalism. That’s resulted in a much-more plain-Jane paper. Yes, the Journal was always boring, but it was interesting boring, if that makes any sense. Sort of like a New Yorker cartoon. ... The NYT isn’t going anywhere, no matter what Murdoch or the ad market does. There are too many rich folks who would love nothing more than to add a few paragraphs to their obits by snagging that trophy.
nytimes  wsj  prediction 
july 2009 by tysone
Clay Shirky Debunks the WSJ's "Bloggers For Hire" Feature - Boing Boing
There was no way to rescue this piece, since the argument rests on incorrect extrapolations from selective readings of suspect data; the Wall Street Journal should be embarrassed to have published it.
wsj  blogs  blogosphere  economy  bullshit 
april 2009 by tysone
The Graphic: Black September
The Wall Street Journal abandoned its restrained front page design just in time. The staid business newspaper has captured the month's growing financial alarm—and contributed to it—with dramatic headlines often stretching across all six columns of the front page.
news_design  wsj  economy 
october 2008 by tysone
Why We're Powerless To Resist Grazing On Endless Web Data - WSJ
For most of human history, there was little chance of overdosing on information... Just like the laser and the cat, technology is playing a trick on us. We are programmed for scarcity and can't dial back when something is abundant.
psychology  addiction  web  culture  wsj 
march 2008 by tysone

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