‘WSJ’ Launches Live Web Show

The Wall Street Journal is starting to become a big player when it comes to appointment Web video.

The company’s digital division has launched Opinion Journal Live, a live daily Web series centered on the conservative-leaning newspaper’s signature commentary.

That show joins the Journal’s growing roster of daily originals, which include the news-oriented The News Hub, which debuted along with WSJ.com’s new video player last November, as well as the technology-focused Digits, which premiered in February.

Opinion Journal Live will showcase the newspaper’s editorial page and its various contributors; the show’s co-hosts are James Freeman, assistant editor of the Journal’s editorial page, and editorial board member Jason Riley. The two will conduct regular interviews with op-ed contributors, and various Journal staffers will provide topical commentary — including deputy editorial page editor Daniel Henninger, economics writer Stephen Moore and the Washington D.C.-based columnist Kimberley Strassel.

Down the road, Opinion Journal Live will delve into key political races and international news, said officials.