WSJ editor Murray: We’ll add audience conversations to our website
Wall Street Journal editor in chief Matt Murray sent out the following on Monday evening:
Our readers like active engagement with the news. We have heard from you that you strongly desire a place to read a variety of audience perspectives, that you want posts that are thoughtful and, also, that you would like an environment in which you feel comfortable to share your own insights. In interviews and surveys of our membership and the broader public, people say they would like to contribute to audience conversations on our web site but that they have, over time, become turned off by the growing toxicity that is rampant all over the Internet.
We want our web site to lead the way in pushing for elevated discourse. This week, we are introducing initial steps that will pave the way for audience conversations that more of you may be interested in reading and perhaps in contributing to. We will have more steps and new features in coming months. We welcome your feedback and you can write me at the below email address.
News thrives when it lives amid a conversation between journalists and the public, and amid conversations among readers themselves.
Thank you for feedback and hope you will join more of our conversations on WSJ.com.