OLD Media Moves

Breakingviews.com column to run every day in WSJ

December 12, 2006

The Wall Street Journal and breakingviews.com, an online financial publication, announced Tuesday that a daily breakingviews column will begin appearing in all six days of the redesigned Journal, which launches on Jan. 7.

Breakingviews.comThis is one of the many changes that will appear in the redesigned Journal in an effort to have an increased focus on “what it means� journalism, not just “what happened,� according to a Journal release.

The breakingviews.com column has a following among movers and shakers on Wall Street and corporate America since its weekly debut in The Journal Weekend Edition in September 2005. As of Jan. 2, it will appear daily instead of just once a week in the Money & Investing section, carrying opinions on topical issues, including mergers, capital markets, hedge funds, investments, private equity and corporate strategy.

“The breakingviews column focuses on the growing audience of global financial professionals and having the column now appear daily is a welcome supplement to the Journal’s own expanded coverage as part of the newspaper’s redesign,� said managing editor Paul E. Steiger. “The column offers sharp commentary that our readers won’t find elsewhere.�

The column will be produced by an expanded team of financial journalists in New York, Washington, London, Paris and Rome. The column will consist of up to three analytical comments on the world’s top financial and economic stories. The U.S. column will be overseen by breakingviews.com global editor-in-chief Hugo Dixon and U.S. Editor Rob Cox.

Read more here. The daily column furthers the cooperation between the Journal and breakingviews.com that began in September 2000. Dow Jones, owner of the Wall Street Journal, also is a minority investor in breakingviews.com.

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