Frankfurt, Germany—The Wall Street Journal plans to introduce a German-language news site in January. The newspaper's existing local-language sites include WSJ China and WSJ Japan.
The new site will expand beyond Dow Jones' current German language newswire service. “Germany is an economic powerhouse, and its relative importance in our increasingly complex world is growing,” Robert Thomson, Dow Jones' editor in chief, said in a statement.
Separately, a controversy surrounding a Wall Street Journal Europe circulation deal with Executive Learning Partnership continues to simmer. The scandal has already claimed the job of Andrew Langhoff, who resigned as publisher of WSJ Europe last week, because articles in the paper had been published as part of an agreement ELP reached with the WSJ Europe circulation department. The Audit Bureau of Circulations in the U.K. has issued a statement that new evidence shows there may be “grounds for further investigation” to see if the agreement met ABC circulation standards.