How to ‘save’ the WSJ

(Via: AP) “The Wall Street Journal, whose wide pages and text-rich look have long been an icon of the American newspaper business, is about to undergo several changes that include cutting three inches off its width.”

Here are my unsolicited suggestions for other changes:

1. Replace financial news with more stories about Brad and Angelina.
2. Run huge front page photos of New York-area professional athletes who suck.
3. Limit business news to coverage of the private lives of executives with focus on CEOs who are seen in bars with someone other than spouses.
4. Front page Sudoku.

Update: (From Jeff Jarvis) “I’m at the Wall Street Journal’s announcement of its new, narrower size and I can’t quite believe the coverage that lopping off three inches is getting.”

Pardon my prediction, but I think all this talk of lopping off three inches is about to head downhill fast.