Several years ago the Wall Street Journal instituted a no-jumps policy, as noted quite bitterly by the Columbia Journalism Review:
The WSJ and the Limits of a “No Jumps” Policy
Dumbing down and devaluing The Wall Street Journal
We’ve talked quite a bit about the FT-ization of the Journal since Murdoch got his grubby paws on it, shoved out Marcus Brauchli (who tried to stop Rupe’s myopic moves), and installed his boy Robert Thomson.
One of the most-visible pieces of that effort has been to decrease the amount of jumps readers have to make on section-front stories.
Nut graf . . .
Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Five-Daily Town, the latest addition to our blogeteria.