NEW YORK, Jun 21, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Dow Jones & Company announced today that SmartMoney, the personal finance magazine from The Wall Street Journal, will make a digital transition that will include the expansion of its digital news team. As part of the transition, the print edition of SmartMoney will cease production this summer, and the magazine's September issue, on newsstands August 14, will be the final issue.
"SmartMoney has led the way in personal finance coverage for 20 years.
It has been honored with many awards and provided intelligent, objective
analysis and guidance for readers in print and online. It's clear that
the volatility of markets and asset classes has increased the need for
rapid delivery of personal finance intelligence, so we will be expanding
our team and presence on the web," said Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief
of Dow Jones & Company and managing editor of The Wall Street
Journal. "The team should be extremely proud of what it has achieved and
be excited by the prospect of what it will achieve."
In addition to SmartMoney.com, all content and tools from the site
will be available on an expanded co-branded personal finance section on
MarketWatch.com. This move also extends the digital reach of the
SmartMoney brand to MarketWatch's nearly 17 million monthly visitors
from SmartMoney.com's 2.5 million monthly visitors.