OLD Media Moves

Dailies seeking WSJ Sunday replacement content

January 9, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

WSJ SundayMore than five dozen metropolitan daily newspapers have less than a month to find replacement content for the WSJ Sunday content that they have been publishing in their Sunday business sections.

USA Today editor David Callaway confirmed to Talking Biz News that his paper has had conversations with some of those dailies to provide that content, but declined further comment. USA Today has been providing weekend content to other Gannett newspapers for the last two years.

In addition, sources tell Talking Biz News that Bloomberg News is also in discussions with some newspapers. Bloomberg has had arrangements with the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post in the past to provide content.

“Here at The Record we are evaluating proposals from several sources interested in providing similar content,” said Bill Donnellon, business editor of The Jersey Record. “That’s all I can say at the moment.”

The WSJ Sunday content has been primarily personal finance content.

The last edition of WSJ Sunday, which started in 1999, will be Feb. 8. It currently has 69 partner newspapers serving 6.6 million subscribers’ homes.

Dow Jones & Co. announced  in November that it would be shutting the WSJ Sunday operations, as well as the Wall Street Journal Radio Network.


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