The Wall Street Journal is planning to expand its Wall Street Journal Professional Edition, originally launched in October 2009, presenting a customized version this coming spring for chief financial officers and other financial executives. The edition will offer CFOs customizable tools, like news alerts, and newsletters as well as a news feed and archive with constantly updated coverage on the issues most important to this readership, including accounting, tax, regulatory matters, financial markets, strategy, operations and management. The company will reveal pricing info for the edition, as well as additional features, in the coming months.
Says Robert Thomson, editor in chief of Dow Jones & Company and The Wall Street Journal‘s managing editor:
The virtues of the vertical are obvious. Professional users of information rightly demand precision, and don’t want a frustrating scramble through a thicket of content. And we all seek and need a content community populated by our professional peers and not by idiosyncratic interlopers.