Wall Street Journal to debut new version of print edition

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The Wall Street Journal plans to combine several sections and reduce some coverage areas in its print edition as it faces a decline in print advertising.

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Editor-in-chief Gerard Baker (http://on.wsj.com/2eA5q0P ) announced the changes in a memo Wednesday, saying "all newspapers face structural challenges."

The new version, which will debut on Nov. 14, will have fewer pages with less space for arts, culture and New York news.

The paper will combine its Business & Tech and Money & Investing sections into one section. Lifestyle, arts, sports and cultural coverage will be incorporated into a section called Life & Arts.

Baker says the paper "must move to create a print edition that can stand on a financial footing for the foreseeable future" while the Wall Street Journal's "digital horizons continue to expand."

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Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com