Posted by: Jon Fine on August 6, 2007
New York magazine puts its finger on one other potential side effect of Murdoch’s purchase of Dow Jones which I haven’t heard mentioned much.
A Murdoch owned Wall Street Journal makes that paper’s percolating notion of starting weekly glossy magazine section—as New York mentions, a prototype exists—much more likely to see the light of day. (All the better to compete with the New York Times, and for the Saturday Journal to compete with the Sunday Times, and the Times
Magazine … )
This, of course, happens as practically every other print newspaper in America not named “The New York Times” or “The Wahsington Post” is shuttering its standalone weekend magazines, not starting them.