‘Wall St. Journal’ Overhauls ‘Money & Investing’

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By: E&P Staff

In an attempt to provide more analysis of stock market-moving news and to ease reader navigation, The Wall Street Journal on Monday announced a major redesign of its Money & Investing section.

“We want to increase the usefulness of our Money & Investing section to our readers by providing more news stories and analysis and creating a better ‘contents’ directory to stories inside the section,” Paul Steiger, managing editor of the Journal, said in a statement.

Part of the change, which took effect Monday, involved moving most of the stories to the front half of the section and relocating the tables to the back half, Steiger said.

Some of the highlights of the overhauled section are Tracking the Numbers, which will provide market insight; Street Sleuth, which seeks to explain unusual trading activity; Hit and Miss, where an analyst explains his or her best- or worst-performing stock picks; Quite Contrary, where an analyst tells why he or she is betting against the consensus; Outside Audit, which focuses on what company executives don’t talk about; Short Order, which examines stocks that have increased in short interest; and What’s Hot … and Not, a weekly take on stock performance across classes.

The Journal’s moves with Money & Investing come at an interesting time: Longtime section editor Larry Ingrassia is reported to be heading to The New York Times as its new business editor.

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