What you need to know
- The Wall Street Journal is not leaving Apple News.
- News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson said so on an earnings call last week.
- Thomson says that the partnership has expanded its audience.
The Wall Street Journal is sticking with Apple News.
Reported by The New York Post, News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson says that the partnership with Apple News has lead to the introduction of more readers to its newspaper. Specifically, having their reporting on Apple News has introduced The Wall Street Journal to more women and a younger audience than the paper previously had.
Thomson says that News Corp., which publishes The Wall Street Journal as well as the New York Post and others, is currently in negotiations with other content distributors as well.
While he refused to say which content distributors the company was in talks with, a fairly easy guess would be Google, who many publishers have complained benefits from their work without properly compensating for it.
The New York Times has left Apple News entirely, saying that the app did not provide enough tools for publishers to create a personal relationship with their readers. While some worried their departure would lead others to follow, it appears that others see their relationship with Apple News differently.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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