The wall street journal
Founded in 1889, The Wall Street Journal became the largest paid-to-pay financial newspaper in the United States with a circulation of more than 2 million copies. The newspaper, published in New York, usa, focuses on financial news reports, and its content is enough to influence daily international economic activity. The Wall Street Journal’s readers are mainly political, economic, educational and medical circles, financial tycoons and business executives, and investors in the stock market, including 200,000 chairmen and general managers. The vast majority of managers at the 500 largest companies in the United States subscribe to the newspaper.
in june 2007, the wall street journal was acquired by news corp. in october 2016, the wall street journal began “voluntary layoffs” by buying out employee contracts. chinawei wall streetjournal
on february 18, 2021, new york-based news corp. announced that it has entered into a three-year global partnership agreement with google for paid news services. news corp said several of its media outlets in the united states, the united kingdom and australia will join google’s “news showcase” products, including the wall street journal, barron’s, the new york post, the times, the sunday times, the sun, the australian, market watch, australia news network, etc
About the newspaper
the wall street journal is a comprehensive newspaper featuring financial reporting, focusing on financial and business reports, with a wide international influence, with a daily circulation of 2 million copies. at the same time, the asian version, the european version and the online version were published, and the daily readership is about 20 million people. the wall street journal’s news and public opinion purifies the commercial market with its sharp pen, and it is its public opinion supervision that prevents commercial companies from doing whatever they want. 
the wall street journal’s reporting style is known for its seriousness. newspapers are overwhelmingly textual and have very little illustrated news, in stark contrast to usa today, which is known for its liveliness. the wall street journal is always the highest-end newspaper in the united states, with an average annual household income of $150,000.
the wall street journal is known for its in-depth reporting and is also very cautious about the choice of subject matter. the average period of the newspaper’s reporters’ selection of topics is six weeks. in 1999, columbia news review selected “21 best newspapers in america toward the 21st century”, and the wall street journal ranked third because of the “high quality and excavation spirit maintained by its investigative reports”. by the end of 2004, the wall street journal had an average daily circulation of about 1.8 million copies.
Early years of existence
In 1882, three young journalists, Charles Henry Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser, founded the Dow Jones Company. In 1889, as the business grew, the number of employees increased to 50, and it was decided to change the small operation of writing only “Afternoon Letters to Readers” to publishing newspapers, and named it the Wall Street Journal according to Wall Street. Thus, the Wall Street Journal came out on July 8, 1889, and it had 4 pages, each of which sold for two cents.
The barron/bancroft era
In 1902, Clarence W. Barron, who had been working at Dow Jones for many years and had been the first foreign correspondent, bought control of the company after Charles Dow’s death. At the time, the Wall Street Journal had a daily circulation of 7,000 copies.
in 1920, the circulation of the press increased to 18,750. subsequently, mr. barron introduced a full set of modern printing equipment and expanded the news collection business. by the late 1920s, the wall street journal had a daily circulation of 50,000 copies.
In 1928, Hugh Bancroft, Clarence Barron’s son-in-law, took over the magazine.
in 1929, the pacific coast edition of the wall street journal began to be published, and eight days later the u.s. stock market crashed.
in 1931, barney kilgel became the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, and the wall street journal officially entered a golden age of growth. during his tenure, the editor-in-chief carried out a massive overhaul of the newspaper, including: reporting business information in plain language without prejudice to expression; providing detailed coverage of news from the government; avoiding the use of obscure business terms and jargon; expanding the scope of coverage beyond the economic sphere; and so on. these reforms laid the foundation for the wall street journal’s continued style in its later development. at the time of kilger’s death, the newspaper had an average daily circulation of more than 1 million copies and became a major national newspaper, with a huge and sustained impact on the business and financial sectors in the united states and around the world.
Bernard Kilgore was appointed editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal in 1941 at the age of 32. During his tenure, Gilgerie created modern homepage designs and expanded the scope of publication to the United States.
in 1947, the wall street journal won its first pulitzer prize for literature.
in 1948, the wall street journal launched its southwest edition.
in 1951, the wall street journal launched the midwest edition.
in 1953, the wall street journal stopped publishing saturday editions because the new york stock exchange was closed on saturdays.
in 1966, the wall street journal had a circulation of more than 1 million, adding content on social issues, technology, education, and diplomacy, while improving coverage of business news.
in the 1970s, dow jones ventured into a new area of electronic publishing, and the acquisition of otway newspapers greatly enhanced its reputation in the american publishing community. the wall street journal asia was published in 1976. the wall street journal asia is the first comprehensive daily newspaper for a wide range of asian readers, focusing on business and economic news. 1979: the wall street journal becomes the most subscribed newspaper in the united states.
in the 1980s, the wall street journal had a circulation of more than 2 million copies. subsequently, through the purchase of tdlr finance, it launched a series of services such as databases, tv reports and real-time market data transmission. in addition, the wall street journal europe was launched in brussels in 1983. as of 1985, 11 had won the pulitzer prize. readers are mainly high- and middle-level managers and individuals in the corporate and financial circles who own more than $600,000 in securities. the average subscriber earns more than $100,000 a year.
the time of pete kahn
In 1992, he cooperated with Hurst Group to publish SmartMoney, the personal finance magazine of the Wall Street Journal; the Wall Street Journal special issue in 1994; and the wall Street Journal online edition launched in 1996.In June 1999, Dow Jones & Co. and Von Holtzbrinck Group reached an agreement on the exchange of shares for the European edition of the Wall Street Journal and the German business newspaper Handelsblatt. All of this has become an important step in the company’s global issuance plan.in september 1999, the wall street journal sunday edition, which reprinted the wall street journal’s articles on personal investment and financial management and careers, began to be distributed in sunday newspapers in major cities in the united states.  In 2005, Dow Jones acquired MarketWatch for $528 million; on September 17 of the same year, the Wall Street Journal relaunched its weekend edition and revamped its overseas edition.In 2007, the Wall Street Journal won two Pulitzer Prizes, bringing the total to 33. Marcus W. Brauchli replaced Paul Stegel as editor-in-chief; Murdoch filed a $60-a-share acquisition bid.
on june 28, 2007, wall street journal reporters and editors refused to go to work. the move was a protest against news corp chairman murdoch’s acquisition of parent company dow jones and the company’s plans to amend its labor contract. according to a reporter for the newspaper, 150-175 journalists participated in the protests. newspapers have few newsrooms in atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, and elsewhere. the reporter declined to name him, fearing retaliation if dow jones was bought by murdoch’s news corp. but other journalists have publicly expressed strong dissatisfaction with murdoch’s acquisition, arguing that news corp. is likely to struggle to guarantee the objectivity and impartiality of future news reports for the wall street journal. however, after being acquired by news corp tycoon murdoch, the wall street journal did not plummet in sales and the quality of the news declined as expected, instead, under his leadership, the wall street journal and the new york times as murdoch expected ” in all aspects of the competition. while retaining the vast majority of the editorial backbone, thomson promoted gérard baker to his deputy, and together they advanced the wall street journal’s reporting tradition. the newspaper has largely moved away from the traditional long-form analytical commentary and has become the kind of media format murdoch had always hoped for that focused on breaking news and front-page impact. with this platform, murdoch quickly built up its presence in american journalism and society. murdoch’s use of the wall street journal had a powerful impact on the new york times and other traditional american news outlets, and iconic traditional analytical reporting quickly disappeared from other media outlets. by the third quarter of 2009, the wall street journal’s circulation officially surpassed usa today’s circulation to a staggering 2.02 million copies, making it the largest daily newspaper in the united states.
the vast majority of the readers of the wall street journal belong to the category of high income, high education, and high positioning, and the positioning is relatively high. from the perspective of education level, readers should have at least a university diploma; from the perspective of industry, readers should include business executives, financial professionals, academic research community, government officials, etc. according to broch, the global news editor of the wall street journal, the average age of the wall street journal readers is about 40 to 50 years old, because most of them are managers of multinational companies and participants in financial markets, usually through an almost fixed growth path of learning, working, re-learning, and re-working, so although there are some young readers, but more are some business managers with fixed careers and middle-aged or older. broch has interviewed some well-known research institutions, large enterprises and financial institutions and found that the wall street journal (mainly for visitors and others to read) is placed in their reception room, which also reflects the grade of the relevant institutions from one aspect.
In order to cultivate students’ interest, some key business schools in the United States even require MBA students to subscribe to a copy of the Wall Street Journal during their time at the school. The school’s request was not motivated by any cooperation agreement with the Wall Street Journal and any benefits from the Wall Street Journal, but by activism, as the school felt that much of the Wall Street Journal’s content was good material for MBA students to read outside of class.
dow jones’ flagship publication, the wall street journal, is the world’s premier business news newspaper, especially known for its in-depth analysis of business and finance. the newspapers are edited and published in three regions—the united states, asia, and europe—as well as the online edition of the wall street journal. the purpose of the wall street journal is to provide fair, accurate and independent financial news to senior executives, government officials and business decision-makers. as of 2007  the newspaper has 42 branches around the world with nearly 600 journalists and editors. the entire newspaper system has a global paid circulation of more than 19 million copies.
wall street journal asia
The Wall Street Journal Asia was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Hong Kong until 2007  it has 15 branches and nearly 70 journalists in asia, and has distribution points in hong kong, singapore, tokyo, bangkok, kuala lumpur, seoul, taipei, manila and jakarta, distributed throughout the asia-pacific region, with a circulation of more than 80,000 copies as of the first half of 2005. the wall street journal asia was launched on october 17, 2005, with the exclusive integration of print and online editions.
wall street journal europe edition
Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Brussels, The Wall Street Journal Europe is a global and regional commercial newspaper that includes Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). By the first half of 2005, it had a circulation of more than 80,000 copies, nearly 70 editors and journalists, and had sub-printing points in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Ireland and Israel. The Wall Street Journal Europe was converted to a smaller edition on October 17, 2005, with the exclusive integration of print and online editions.
wall street journal online edition
officially launched in april 1996, by the first half of 2005, the number of paid subscribers had exceeded 760,000. supported by the wall street journal and dow jones news agency’s global reporting resources, the wall street journal’s online edition is characterized by uninterrupted updates and comprehensive coverage of global business news, allowing users to access the latest business news and analysis reports at any time. in addition to this, the web edition offers unique services such as customized personalized interfaces and breaking news emails, as well as the ability to track personal portfolio information for readers.
the wall street journal chinese online edition
The Wall Street Journal Chinese Chinese Online Edition is Dow Jones & Company’s only online Chinese financial publication, providing the most important business and financial information to Mandarin readers around the world, updated 24 hours a day, every weekday. The Wall Street Journal Chinese website publishes content from the company’s Wall Street Journal, Far East Economic Review, Barron’s Weekly, Caizhi Monthly and Market Watch.
wall street journal special edition
To serve readers in different regions, Dow Jones has partnered with a variety of major newspapers around the world to launch a series of Special Editions of the Wall Street Journal in local languages, with the first to accompany 18 major Latin Americans The American edition of the Wall Street Journal, published by the national newspaper, is published in 16 different countries in Spanish and Portuguese. As of the first half of 2005, the Wall Street Journal’s special editions appeared in 38 newspapers in 35 different countries in 10 different languages, with a total circulation of 5.5 million copies. In 1999, the Wall Street Journal Sunday Edition began to be distributed with ten urban newspapers in the United States. At present, there are 82 kinds of American metropolitan newspapers that have been published with this edition, with a total circulation of more than 10 million copies per issue.
wall street journal classroom edition
Launched in 1991 and published between September and May of the following year, The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition is a monthly newspaper aimed at college and middle school students, providing regular coverage of business, economics, employment, entrepreneurship, technology, personal finance and global development, most of which are directly excerpted from the Wall Street Journal, supplemented by colorful charts and illustrations for students to understand. 750,000 people read the Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition every month.
wall street journal mobile edition
the wall street journal chinese is dow jones & company’s chinese online business publication that provides business news and in-depth analysis to mandarin readers around the world, based on the rich resources of the highly respected wall street journal, and is updated 24 hours a day, every weekday.This app is the wall street journal Chinese version of Windows Phone unofficial client. The content includes: the latest news, China news, financial markets, China real-time newspaper, the latest columns, blog circles and other channels.convenient gesture operation:- swiping the screen left and right while reading an article will take you to the next/previous article;- tap the area below the screen to turn down one page, tap above to turn up;