Not only will the WSJ start competing with the New York Times on local news, but on sports-coverage as well:
We can all list some of the well-documented ways that The Wall Street Journal has changed under Rupert Murdoch: More color on the front page! Snappier headlines! A women’s magazine! More politically conservative (maybe)!
But this is one we didn’t expect: The Journal is getting sportier!
The Journal’s New York sports section will assign beat reporters to the major local sports teams, including the Mets, Yankees, Jets, Giants and the Knicks, sources said. They’ll be credentialed for home games, and they’ll travel to road games.
I don’t think it will work. I’ve always thought the WSJ should add a full USA Today-type national sports-page.