In Print: WSJ US In London; Statesman Sells Stake

WSJ US: News Corp (NYSE: NWS) will this month begin selling the main US edition of Wall Street Journal in the UK. It’s not the FT-killer some think it is – WSJ already publishes a European edition, this print run of just 3,500 is confined to only select London stores and will cost a whole £1 more. It’s likely targeted at US business travelers who will now be able to get their usual print edition before colleagues back home wake up. Via Reuters.

New Statesman sale: Datamonitor founder Mike Danson is buying 50 percent of weekly political current affairs magazine New Statesman from Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson. Danson, who sold the data company to business publisher Informa last year, will reportedly invest £1 million over the next three years in the title, which has 26,208 print readers (ABC) and which now has some blogs and half-hearted podcasts plus a £40-a-year PDF edition.