Wall Street Journal to Add a New York Report

Paper ramps up local staff for 2010.

The Wall Street Journal plans to assemble a local news staff in New York, continuing to expand beyond its historic focus on business news by adding traditional city desk beats like courthouses, City Hall and the state capital.

The push into metropolitan news is part of WSJ’s effort to create a New York edition, probably beginning early next year, which was first reported last summer as a project focused mostly on increased arts coverage.

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