Wall Street Journal to Close India Edition

The Wall Street Journal is downsizing its operations with the India website to be merged into its global site. The India-focused site, India RealTime, will remain for the time being, though it has been scaled down over the past few months according to reports by Medianama.

Anirban Roy, the Digital and News Editor (India) at WSJ confirmed to MediaNama that the coming Tuesday is his last working day with the publication, but declined to comment further.

WSJ India’s Bangalore operation, where a reporter was posted to report on India’s tech and startup ecosystem, is also being shuttered, while the Delhi operations are being downsized, sources told MediaNama.

 
 

Gerard Baker, Editor in Chief at WSJ wrote in a memo in June: “These closures and realignments do not reflect on the quality of the work done by these teams, but simply speak to the pressing need to become more focused as a newsroom on areas we believe are ripe for growth.”

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