OLD Media Moves

WSJ will hire 50 staffers due to Apple deal

March 25, 2019

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal will hire 50 new staffers to help with its new deal with Apple News+, and subscribers to the service will have access to three days of Journal archives, reports Lukas Alpert of The Journal.

Alpert reports, “Apple users will have access to only three days’ worth of the Journal’s archive, the people said. The Journal also negotiated terms that would allow it to drop out of the service, they said.

“‘I have not entered into this deal lightly,’ Mr. Lewis said in his newsroom talk. ‘It was never worth doing a bad deal.’

“Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

“Mr. Lewis said the shift by the Journal was a milestone as significant as the launch of a paywall on the Journal’s website in 1996, more than a decade before most of the news industry.

“To meet the needs of the Apple product, the Journal will be hiring around 50 additional newsroom staffers, the people familiar with the situation said.”

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