Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wall Street Journal reducing width of newspaper

The Southern California Edition of the Wall Street Journal will be a bit smaller in width beginning with tomorrow's edition. Most newspapers converted to the forty-four inch newsprint format years ago to reduce costs, the WSJ held out until now, the advertising slump must be the reason for the cost cutting measure?

Readers may not even notice the change as each page will be eleven inches wide, from the usual twelve inches in width. The print size will also be slightly reduced to accommodate the missing newsprint.

The Southern California Edition of the New York Times remains the same at forty-six inches.

The length of newspapers has remained the same for decades as it's too costly to retool the printing presses; some newspapers have overcome this by turning to the tabloid format.

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