The Wall Street Journal Introduces Several New Features and Expands Its Global News Coverage

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2006--The Wall Street Journal today introduced several new features and expanded its global news coverage in a more user-friendly format. The new features will focus on newsmakers in the business world, as well as news that shapes U.S. and world politics.

"We're expanding our global leadership in business news by deepening our coverage of people who are having an impact on business, and by intensifying and grouping together our coverage of political, diplomatic and regulatory issues in the U.S. and around the world," said Paul E. Steiger, managing editor, The Wall Street Journal. "Our newsgathering often is done with reporters based in Europe, Asia and the U.S. frequently contributing to one story because of its global impact."

“We're expanding our global leadership in business news by deepening our coverage of people who are having an impact on business, and by intensifying and grouping together our coverage of political, diplomatic and regulatory issues in the U.S. and around the world”

Specifically, some of the enhancements readers will find in today's Wall Street Journal include:

-- "Index to People"--A daily list of the people who are making news, from corporate and Wall Street newsmakers, to regulators and politicians making decisions that affect business. The Index will appear daily on the inside back of the Marketplace section, just as the Journal's widely followed "Index to Companies" now appears on the inside front cover of Marketplace.

-- "Who's News"--Alongside the new "Index to People," the Journal will offer enhanced "Who's News" coverage, with daily articles on business leaders making a major career change or taking on a new challenge, and a more extensive listing of executive job changes in the U.S. and globally.

-- "Politics & Economics"--Combining the previously separate "Politics & Policy" and "International" reports, the Journal will offer an expanded package of news about politics, economics, regulatory and government affairs, diplomacy and related developments that help shape the business environment in the U. S. and elsewhere.

Other enhancements, which were announced in October 2005, will be introduced in the coming months and continue through 2006, culminating in January 2007 with a reformatting of the Journal to a more industry-standard 48-inch web width from its current 60-inch web width.

These improvements also will include changes to the Journal's organization, navigation and content--as well as stronger links to The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com--designed to make accessing Journal content faster and more convenient for readers.

About The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal, the flagship publication of Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ; www.dowjones.com), is the world's leading business publication. Founded in 1889, The Wall Street Journal has a print and online circulation of nearly 2.1 million, reaching the nation's top business and political leaders, as well as investors across the country. Holding 31 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism, the Journal seeks to help its readers succeed by providing essential and relevant information, presented accurately and fairly, from an authoritative and trusted source. The Wall Street Journal print franchise has more than 600 journalists world-wide, part of the Dow Jones network of nearly 1,900 business and financial news staff. Other publications that are part of The Wall Street Journal franchise, with total circulation of 2.7 million, include The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Wall Street Journal Europe and The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com, the largest paid subscription news site on the Web. In 2005, the Journal was ranked No. 1 in BtoB's Media Power 50 for the sixth consecutive year.

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