News to launch broadsheet WSJ international edition

News to launch broadsheet WSJ  international edition

A new international broadsheet edition of The Wall Street Journal is set to be launched by News Corp’s Dow Jones unit in September, replacing the current compact Europe and Asia editions.

The new paper will have two sections, the Journal said, and will be published five days a week.

The Friday edition will include extra content for the weekend.

Printing will be in “multiple cities around the world,” according to a statement on the Journal’s website.

When asked by The Newspaper Works whether any copies would be printed in Australia or whether Australia would be a target audience, a Dow Jones spokeswoman said: “Our plans are still being finalised”.

Editor-in-chief Gerard Baker said the global edition will be based around the US version, with variations for audiences in Europe in Asia, “but the overall tone and substance will be global in nature”.

New apps for iPhone and Android are also expected to debut with the new print edition.

“It represents a significant investment by the company in our newspaper’s future. And while it will enhance the print offering to readers around the world, it will also help introduce many more readers to the right real-time platforms for our global journalism available on digital devices,” Mr Baker said in a note to staff.

The European Wall Street Journal originally moved from broadsheet to compact in 2005.

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