June 11, 2015

The Guardian | Dow Jones

The Wall Street Journal announced Thursday that it will relaunch its Europe and Asia editions to create a global newspaper in the broadsheet format.

Dow Jones, citing a desire to “deliver a globally consistent and regionally relevant” experience to readers, will debut the full-color editions to cities around the world beginning in mid-September, according to the release. They’re aimed at the world’s financial centers, including London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paris and Shanghai.

The new editions, currently published in the compact format, will be printed as broadsheets, according to the release. They will incorporate many of the standing features that distinguish the American edition of The Wall Street Journal, including the “What’s News,” and pages such as “Business & Tech.,” “Money & Investing” and “Opinion.”

The launch will be coordinated with the debut of the Journal’s forthcoming iPad app, with regional editions of that product available in areas where the paper is distributed.

The Guardian reports that WSJ Europe shifted to the compact format in 2005 as a cost-saving measure.

Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled “edition” in the headline. It also incorrectly said that the Wall Street Journal is “merging” its Asia and Europe editions.

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