Redesign and Relaunch Coming on Sep 16; May Start Charging Lot More For Tiers

imageThe Wall Street Journal, which is basking in the glory of launching its luxury magazine supplement WSJ, also slipped in a reference to the relaunch of its real WSJ., meaning after a year and change of redesign effort, it is being launched on Sept. 16 19, with “lots of wonderful gizmos” and a new design providing easier access to free content, according to Robert Thomson, managing editor of the Journal, speaking to AP. We also expect other DJ online brands like Marketwatch, and others to be better integrated within this relaunch.

Update: More on the relaunch, from Bloomberg: Next week, the newspaper will launch an internal news hub to share information across the Journal’s printed and online versions, Dow Jones (NYSE: NWS) Newswires and MarketWatch, said Thomson. Also, over six months, they will add a lot more features and charge “a lot more”, something Murdoch has been alluding to over the last few months. The site will provide different tiers of financial news, with customization similar in ways to a MyYahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) page, Thomson told Bloomberg.