Wall Street Journal Gets a Nip-Tuck: What’s News Feature to Reduce to One Column

By: Azi Paybarah and Joe Pompeo | Capital New York

Top Journal employees first learned on a conference call earlier this week that the daily “What’s News” box, long an A1 institution, will shrink from two columns to one, according to multiple sources familiar with the decision.

The “What’s News” box runs the length of the front page, along the left, and gives thumbnail sketches of articles in the day’s paper (and sometimes news briefs that aren’t further covered inside, like today’s entry on the death of actress Karen Black).

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