Reporters and editors at The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Marketwatch and Dow Jones Newswires received an email this afternoon telling them that they'll likely be moving up to the News Corp headquarters in midtown next year.
While some media watchers will no doubt bemoan the move as further endangering the independence of the Journal, our informal survey says the newsroom is divided on the move. The so-called "Park Slope lefty" contingent dreads the move, partly because it will lengthen the commute from Brooklyn. The "Westchester family" contingent welcomes it as it brings them closer to Grand Central Station.
WSJ, Dow Jones, Marketwatch, Barron's to move to Manhattan in 2009 [Talking Biz News]