The new venture GE and Pearson are discussing would have a strong global presence in business news and financial information. In addition to the Journal, the FT and CNBC, it would own Barron's financial weekly, 50% of the Economist magazine and interests in business newspapers in Russia, France, South Africa and India, as well as the leading stock indexes in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom.Todo el artículo, aquí.
It would also include Dow Jones Newswires, the Factiva electronic news database and a controlling stake in Interactive Data Corp., a compiler of financial information. CNBC's modest Web site would be augmented by Dow Jones's WSJ.com and MarketWatch and Pearson's FT.com, creating a potent online business-news presence.
Para el Richard Perez Pena, del New York Times, la unión con Pearson no sería mejor para los redactores del Wall Street que la oferta de News Corp., habida cuenta de la duplicidad de personas haciendo el mismo trabajos, especialmente en las corresponsalías europeas y asiáticas:
But a person with knowledge of the Pearson-G.E. talks noted that a deal with those companies might not be to the journalists’ liking, either, because it offers more opportunities to cut jobs by eliminating overlapping functions. The Financial Times, The Journal, the newswires and CNBC often have reporters and editors doing much the same work — in some cases, in bureaus in Asia and Europe that are expensive to run.Todo el artículo de Perez Pena, aquí.