Media Moves

WSJ.com offering free, live video on Tuesday

February 5, 2008

Posted by Chris Roush

Although News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch, who now owns The Wall Street Journal, has said that most of its web content will remain behind a pay wall, the paper is offering free, live video online on Tuesday for the first time.

The paper will offer free, live video during its coverage of the Super Tuesday primaries. The effort marks the first time WSJ.com will offer live video on the site.

WSJ.comReporting live from the Journal’s New York City headquarters, Alan Murray, executive editor of WSJ.com, and Jerry Seib, Capital Journal columnist and assistant managing editor for The Journal, will anchor the site’s hour-long video coverage beginning tonight at 8 p.m. EST.

Users will be able to access the free video directly from the WSJ.com home page as well as via a link from MarketWatch.com.

Discussing key issues, key states and poll results, Murray and Seib will conduct live, in-studio interviews with Bob Hormats, vice chairman of Goldman Sachs, and Professor Alain L. Sanders, Saint Peter’s College Department of Political Science, among others.

In addition, Journal and MarketWatch reporters will offer video packages from other bureaus in the U.S. as well as internationally. Out of New York, the Journal’s Li Yuan will discuss Asia’s view of U.S. politics.  In addition, WSJ.com will continue to offer video clips of election coverage from Fox News Channel.

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