Journal Goes Tabloid

The Wall Street Journal is moving to a tabloid format for its overseas editions, according to Reuters.

The shift to compact versions is a bona fide trend as newspaper
publishers attempt to stem the tide of shrinking readership and to lure
younger customers, who generally prefer tabloid-size publications over
broadsheets. Vaunted European publications including the Times of London
have made the switch, and U.S. publishers such as Knight Ridder are
considering or experimenting with the concept. […] About 50 major newspapers around the world have made the switch
to a compact size in recent years — most with limited success. The
Times of London is one of the latest to do so, and has seen circulation
improve by about 3 percent versus losses at most of its competitors.


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