Dow Jones to part with tech news site AllThingsD

Sep 20, 2013
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corp has split into two separate groups, pictured on July 12, 2013.

The Wall Street Journal, part of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, said Thursday it would split with the technology news website AllThingsD by the end of the year.

The news comes amid a major in Murdoch's holdings, following a split of his News Corp into two separate groups.

A statement from Dow Jones, the operating unit for The Wall Street Journal, said the agreement between the newspaper and website would be terminated.

"Both parties have decided not to renew the agreement when the contract expires at the end of this year," the statement said.

Wall Street Journal editor in chief Gerard Baker said the newspaper would beef up its technology coverage following the departure of the AllThingsD team.

"We plan to embark on a major global expansion of our technology coverage, which will include adding 20 reviewers, bloggers, visual journalists, editors and reporters covering digital," Baker said.

"As part of this global push, we will also be expanding our conference franchise to include an international technology conference and building a new digital home for our first-class technology news and product reviews on The Wall Street Journal Digital Network."

News reports have said the AllThingsD founders Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher were seeking to maintain the website with fresh funding.

Another technology website, TechCrunch, said its parent AOL may be interested in the operation, but that the AllThingsD brand remains with Dow Jones for the time being.

Explore further: 21st Century Fox profit driven up by cable television

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Dow Jones editor reminds reporters of ethics code

Jul 23, 2011

Dow Jones editor-in-chief Robert Thomson, the American flagship of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, has reminded journalists that they must follow a code of ethics in a memo to all staff.

Special committee defends Wall Street Journal

Jul 25, 2011

A special committee set up to ensure the editorial integrity of The Wall Street Journal following its 2007 purchase by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said Monday it found no evidence of wrongdoing at the newspaper.

Wall Street Journal attacks News Corp. critics

Jul 18, 2011

The News Corp.-owned Wall Street Journal blasted critics Monday for double standards and insisted that the phone-tapping scandal in Britain should not tarnish all of Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

Recommended for you

Brazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy law

23 hours ago

Brazil's Congress on Tuesday passed comprehensive legislation on Internet privacy in what some have likened to a web-user's bill of rights, after stunning revelations its own president was targeted by US ...

Research shows impact of Facebook unfriending

Apr 22, 2014

Two studies from the University of Colorado Denver are shedding new light on the most common type of `friend' to be unfriended on Facebook and their emotional responses to it.

User comments : 0

More news stories

Is nuclear power the only way to avoid geoengineering?

"I think one can argue that if we were to follow a strong nuclear energy pathway—as well as doing everything else that we can—then we can solve the climate problem without doing geoengineering." So says Tom Wigley, one ...

US urged to drop India WTO case on solar

Environmentalists Wednesday urged the United States to drop plans to haul India to the WTO to open its solar market, saying the action would hurt the fight against climate change.