Award-winning business coverage coming to Canada
TORONTO, June 11, 2018 /CNW/ - The Wall Street Journal's award-winning business news and analysis is coming to Canada!
Effective Tuesday, June 12, Torstar daily newspapers and websites across the country will begin publishing a limited sample of articles from The Wall Street Journal, the world's pre-eminent source of financial news and information.
Also starting Tuesday, June 12, the Toronto Star, Torstar's flagship newspaper, will launch Star Business Journal, a major new initiative with both print and online editions featuring articles on business, the economy, technology and markets from The Wall Street Journal.
Coming soon, customers will be offered greater access every day to a larger, more wide-ranging package of Wall Street Journal articles, including access to curated newsletters as part of a digital subscription package.
"The world of business is becoming increasingly global and this exclusive partnership with The Wall Street Journal offers our customers, particularly aspiring and established business leaders, a unique and informative perspective on news they can use," said John Boynton, President of Torstar Corporation and Publisher of the Toronto Star.
"This collaboration with The Wall Street Journal is an important element in Torstar's overall transformation initiative – with a lot more to come," he said.
Winner of 37 Pulitzer Prizes in the U.S. for outstanding journalism, The Wall Street Journal has been a world-renowned source of business news since 1889. It provides essential business coverage, merger and acquisitions news and global market analysis as well as groundbreaking technology reporting and reviews.
The print edition of Star Business Journal will carry content from The Wall Street Journal every day except Sunday, with extra coverage every Wednesday.
Also, additional Torstar news sources will soon carry content from The Wall Street Journal, including The Hamilton Spectator, Waterloo Region Record, St. Catharines Standard, Niagara Falls Review, Welland Tribune, Peterborough Examiner and StarMetro urban news sources in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax and Toronto.
"We are excited to showcase international and national business news in ways that will inform and delight broad, highly-engaged audiences across Canada," Boynton said. "This unique partnership allows us to provide our customers with a major business offering that combines The Wall Street Journal's premiere content with the deep insight and analysis from the Toronto Star."
"We are delighted to be partnering with Torstar, as it is recognized as one of the leading quality news media groups in Canada," said Jonathan Wright, Global Managing Director, Dow Jones & The Wall Street Journal. "This partnership will bring the Journal's world class insight and reporting to Canadian readers across multiple Torstar channels. There has never been a more important time for people to get access to and experience quality, professional news, which makes this partnership even more important."
Torstar reached the agreement with The Wall Street Journal through its subsidiary Toronto Star Newspapers Limited.
About Torstar Corporation
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Its businesses include the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper, six regional daily newspapers in Ontario including The Hamilton Spectator; English-language StarMetro newspapers in several Canadian cities; more than 80 weekly community newspapers in Ontario; flyer distribution services; and digital properties including thestar.com, wheels.ca, save.ca, toronto.com and a number of regional online sites and eyeReturn Marketing. Torstar also holds a majority interest in VerticalScope, a North American vertically-focused digital media company.
SOURCE Torstar Corporation
For further information: Bob Hepburn, Director, Communications, Torstar Corporation, 416-869-4947; [email protected]