New Book Review in Town

The NYT BR is getting competition; The Wall Street Journal will begin a new standalone book review section in the coming weeks, reports the New York Observer.

Forbes comments that there is “almost no traditional business case for launching an expensive book review section that will see print… Crowd-sourced reviews on are surely the future of the form.” So, what’s the justification? That owner Rupert Murdoch “hates” the NYT.

It seems that view is shared all over the world (via the Washington Post‘s “Blog Post”):

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