WSJ Europe faces allegations on circulation fudging, editiorial compromise

News Corp.’s got another newspaper migraine, and this one is creeping closer to home: The publisher of the Wall Street Journal Europe was accused of effectively fudging its circulation numbers and stepped down after he seemed to compromise the paper’s editorial independence.

WSJ parent Dow Jones, noting the resignation of Andrew Langhoff, acknowledged the appearance of a conflict of interest but denied illegality. The News Corp.unit slammed The Guardian newspaper for serious allegations Wednesday that Langhoff had channeled funds to third parties to buy copies of the paper in order to keep circulation figures from tumbling.

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