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(Reuters)   Why the WSJ magazine sucks   ( divider line
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2614 clicks; posted to Business » on 14 Sep 2010 at 2:30 AM (7 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2010-09-14 03:01:31 AM  
There's a WSJ magazine?
2010-09-14 03:09:44 AM  

meat0918: There's a WSJ magazine?

I prefer WSJ magazine newsletter blog post youtube video emails.
2010-09-14 03:21:08 AM  
No mention of it being a Murdoch property?
2010-09-14 05:16:01 AM  
I didn't know it blows.
2010-09-14 06:10:17 AM  
Because the strength of the WSJ is data, not analysis, and so daily is the perfect period of publication, and longer makes it fairly useless?

//Still a good paper to find out what's up in business on a day-to-day basis. Really bad at the kind of explanatory/investigative fluff bits that sell other papers, though. No one gives a fark what the WSJ guys think about things, they care about what the major players in the market are doing, recent trends in industry, etc.
2010-09-14 07:48:42 AM  

meat0918: There's a WSJ magazine?

I was surprised when it fell into my lap the other day.

It's pretty much a copy of the NY Times Magazine, only less practical and more full of itself.

Yes, such a thing is possible.

And I'm a big WSJ fan otherwise. The new Greater NY section is real nice. The magazine, though?

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2010-09-14 07:52:57 AM  
FTFA: What's more, throughout the article, the Deckers product is referred to in all caps, as an UGG. No self-respecting newspaper style guide would ever allow such a thing...

I first said this about USA Today in the late 1980's, when they always said "USA" instead of America and constantly referred to the Russian president as "Gorby." shiat writing is shiat writing, in any decade.
2010-09-14 08:03:22 AM  
Newscorp owns it. If you don't know by now that everything Newscorp touches turns to intellectual shiat you never will.
2010-09-14 08:13:59 AM  
I don't know about anything else, but that was a horribly written article. I couldn't even make sense of what the author was on about until about 2/3 of the way through.
2010-09-14 10:00:52 AM  
Because it's part of another paper with a long tradition that was destroyed by Newscorpse.
2010-09-14 11:41:22 AM  
What I don't get is way there wasn't a angle on the story when that would have been the obvious one. Or to even question how any company in their right mind could promote that their products are made in China vs knockoffs made in Australia.

It is almost as if the writing style was guided by the company that has the largest advertising budget. Nah, that couldn't be the case.
2010-09-14 11:51:13 AM  
Business media (I'm looking at you CNBC) has learned that it can get more readers with business-lite pieces. If this was ever unclear, Fox Business made it official. Now it's all tits and halfass, rambling analysis.

Yesterday, I worked from home so I watched CNBC for the first time in a while. Becky Quick had way more makeup slathered on compared to when I was a regular CNBC watcher 4 years ago. It looked like a hooker was telling me about Prudential's estimated earnings.
2010-09-14 12:31:48 PM  
Are they talking about those quarterly or whatever magazines about fashion? NYT does an ok job with those but they only serve as ad space for designers.

As for business news, Bloomberg is far superior. WSJ has some decent exclusives but BB is all real-time and the markets magazine does a fantastic job of blending journalism with training on the terminal. They have also done a great job with Businessweek.
2010-09-14 01:21:18 PM  
Lucas Conley's piece on Ugg for the WSJ's magazine is a perfect example of why the WSJ shouldn't have a glossy, fashion-friendly magazine.

Yeah, none of the major news outlets were taken seriously until they were printed as glossy fashion mags with OMG FIND OUT WHAT KIND OF A LOVER YOU ARE quizes in every issue
2010-09-14 02:50:35 PM  

Splinshints: Newscorp owns it. If you don't know by now that everything Newscorp touches turns to intellectual shiat another tabloid, you never will.


/Original was right, too
2010-09-14 03:15:09 PM  
This was a shiatty headline. Might have made for good discussion with a better header
2010-09-14 07:11:05 PM  
No crossword puzzle?
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