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The Wall Street Journal this weekend

September 16, 2005

I’m very interested in seeing what the first Saturday edition of the Wall Street Journal looks like tomorrow when it comes out. I’m curious about the mixture of hard news stories from today’s business news and the softer stories for business people about the weekend.

I’m also curious to see what happens to the Wall Street Journal on Monday. Typically, that’s been the paper that had most of the Friday news in it since the paper didn’t publish on the weekends. How will the content for that paper change as well?

This is not the first time that the Journal has published on Saturdays. A Saturday edition was common during the paper’s early years, but was discontinued more than 50 years ago.

If I’m a reporter at the Journal, does the fact that the paper is now being published six days a week mean that I have to work more or produce more copy? Knowing that the Journal newsroom is a union shop, that must not be going over well.

I expect to post something this weekend — or Monday at the latest — about what I see in the Saturday Journal.

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