July 28, 2004 8:52 AM   Subscribe

The Wall Street Journal offers RSS feeds...headlines only, alas, and you still have to be a subscriber to read the full stories. But it's still a big endorsement of this technology by a major newspaper. Any other papers offering feeds? [Sample WSJ feed here, additional info inside.]
posted by me3dia (11 comments total)
Here's the text of the email announcement I received, explaining the move a little further:
from The Wall Street Journal Online

Dear Subscriber,

We've gotten many questions from our readers in recent weeks about RSS feeds. Some of those are from subscribers wondering when The Wall Street Journal Online would provide them; others are from readers wondering what RSS is all about.

We are pleased to tell you that our feeds are now available. And we also have a guide to get you into RSS, which stands for, among other things, "really simple syndication."

In a nutshell, RSS feeds enable you to view constantly updated headlines from the Online Journal, as well as from our network of free Journal sites. RSS also makes it possible for you to read Journal headlines alongside those from other online publications. Subscribers who click on Online Journal article headlines will be taken to the Online Journal site where they can read the full text of the articles.

To use RSS, you will need a special news reader that will allow you to collect and display the feeds. Most news readers automatically retrieve updates, helping you to stay current with latest news and columns. There are many readers available; most of them are free, while others provide special features for a fee.

For more information on our feeds and instructions on how to set them up, please visit:,,0_0813,00.html?mod=newf072704

This is just our first step into the world of RSS. If you have suggestions on how we can improve our offerings, please let us know by emailing us at

Thanks very much.

Best regards,

Bill Grueskin
Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal Online
posted by me3dia at 8:53 AM on July 28, 2004

Oh No! They should have went with ATOM!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 9:10 AM on July 28, 2004

Pretty much every major paper has them: BBC, NYT, LAT, etc.
posted by mathowie at 9:11 AM on July 28, 2004

... The Guardian, The Telegraph ...
posted by Blue Stone at 9:46 AM on July 28, 2004

OK, so it's a non-story. *I* thought it was interesting.
posted by me3dia at 9:59 AM on July 28, 2004

If you still have to register to read the damn thing, then what's the point?
posted by at 10:01 AM on July 28, 2004

What I'd really like to see is an al-Jazeera RSS feed in English.
posted by alumshubby at 10:53 AM on July 28, 2004 I believe you have to be a paid subscriber to read the articles.
posted by turbodog at 11:34 AM on July 28, 2004 The RSS feeds are a valuable service for their subscribers, and likely aren't meant for non-subscribers at all. Consider them private feeds.
posted by waxpancake at 2:02 PM on July 28, 2004

ok, so you have to be a paid subscriber to read the feeds. And if you are a paid subscriber then you probably already got an email telling you about this. And if you're not a subscriber, this means nothing to you. As such, theres no reason for it to be a FPP.
posted by bob sarabia at 8:49 PM on July 28, 2004

As a paid WSJ subscriber, I don't recall getting an email about this. The WSJ has a pretty long list of things you can subscribe to for email notification. If you've opted out (as I have), I might not have known. Thanks me3dia.
posted by turbodog at 12:08 PM on July 29, 2004

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