WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Wall Street Journal unveiled a revamp of its European edition on Tuesday while The New York Times announced that a Turkish newspaper will publish its weekly news supplement.
Dow Jones, publisher of the Journal, said the redesign of the European edition will be introduced on November 17 and will include greater use of color, “new analysis features, new columnists and a new front page design.”
The Wall Street Journal Europe will also feature “eight-page special reports designed to provide executives with detailed information and insight on topics and themes of European concern,” it said.
“The changes we’re planning are fundamentally a new approach to meet the needs of senior executives,” said Patience Wheatcroft, editor-in-chief for The Wall Street Journal in Europe.
The Journal, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. and is battling Britain’s Financial Times for European readers, also announced plans to cease the printing and distribution of its US edition in London.
It said subscribers will be offered the European edition instead.
The New York Times announced meanwhile that the Turkish newspaper Sabah has begun publishing its weekly international news supplement.
The Times international weekly was introduced in 2002 and includes news, features, commentary, color photos and graphics about the United States and world affairs.
The supplement is prepared in New York and translated into Turkish by a team from Sabah.
“This agreement between The New York Times and Sabah opens a new era in the Turkish media sector,” said Suna Vidinli, chief communications officer of Sabah publisher the Calik-Turkuvaz Media Group.
The Calik-Turkuvaz Media Group is the second-largest media group in Turkey and owns four newspapers; a national television channel, a radio station and magazines.