The Project for Excellence in Journalism, which is itself neither a project nor excellent nor journalism, has just released a study examining the difference in the Wall Street Journal‘s front page between the way it was before Rupert Murdoch bought it and now, four months after he assumed control. After deep deliberation and careful analysis, they find it is different. There are more stories, they are less focused on business and more focused on general news, and they are often shorter. Every single person, among the two million people who buy the Wall Street Journal every day, could have told you that.
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