WSJ launches bigger editions for Asia, Europe
The new formats for both eschew the tabloid format used in the past for a broadsheet similar to what is used in the United States and will be available Monday through Friday.
A new Markets Digest page will feature major global indexes and rates all in one place. In addition, the new editions will include many of the Journal’s hallmark features including What’s News, Heard on the Street, Personal Journal, Opinion, a regional weather map, a weekly Review and Books section, and global arts and entertainment coverage. A new daily crossword puzzle, launching Monday, will appear globally in all editions, including the U.S. paper.
“Global expansion of The Wall Street Journal is central to the success of our enterprise,” said Gerard Baker, editor-in-chief of The Journal, in a statement. “Our new global editions will cater to the needs of a rapidly growing audience of readers who are demanding trusted content and insight about business matters, coupled with an indispensable source of news on U.S. politics and the economy.”
The Asian and European editions will be two sections Monday through Thursday. The paper will include a third section each Friday featuring the Journal’s Off Duty lifestyle content.
The content for these editions will be available via the expanded regional iPad and Android editions, also launching Monday.