OLD Media Moves

NYT to pick up Breakingviews column dropped by WSJ

September 17, 2008

Robert MacMillan of Reuters reports Wednesday that the New York Times has decided to pick up the Breakingviews.com column that had run in The Wall Street Journal until it was dropped earlier this year.

Breakingviews.com covers British and European financial news.

Breakingviews.comMacMillan wrote, “The column will run daily in the Times as well as the International Herald Tribune, which New York Times Co owns and calls its global edition, Breakingviews founder Hugo Dixon told Reuters in an interview.

“The column will begin running in the Times and Herald Tribune next week, Dixon said.

“Earlier on Wednesday, Dixon said that The Telegraph Media Group will publish Breakingviews commentary in the Daily Telegraph newspaper in Britain as well as on the paper’s website.

“News Corp’s Wall Street Journal had a contract to run Breakingviews until 2009, but wanted to get out of the contract early and focus on its own business column, Dixon said in June. It stopped running Breakingviews last week.”

Read more here. A Times story about the deal can be found here.

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