Wall Street Journal, a platform as powerful as the people who use it

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Wall Street Journal, a platform as powerful as the people who use it – Since 8th July 1889 when it was published for the first time, this journal has been dissipating news related to the financial and business world. The Wall Street Journal was founded by Charles H. Dow, of Dow Jones & Company and is the largest newspaper in the United States by circulation. The Journal also publishes the luxury news and lifestyle magazine  known as the WSJ and has also launched an online version in 1996, which has been accessible only to subscribers since it began.

When it was first published in the 1889 it started off as a news tip provider for the traders of the New York stock exchange.

Wall Street Journal, a platform as powerful as the people who use it
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Wall Street Journal, a platform as powerful as the people who use it

 

Wall Street Journal, a platform as powerful as the people who use it

In an anthology of the journal’s pages which was published in the year 1960, an editor at McGraw-Hill described the Journal as follows:

Business began as a reaction to boredom. Although an invention of distraction, it has now grown so important that most of this nation heartily endorses its ethic as our raison d’etre. Conventional American judgment rejects any suggestion that there is something radically amiss in our headlong pursuit of profit. Still there are those who can only exclaim at the unprecedented frivolity of it all. For business, say what you will, remains a means—to an end that Americans prefer to leave ill-defined. Minute, ethereal and fleeting hints that The Wall Street Journal may entertain similar thoughts make that paper a fascinating organ. Or perhaps one sees in it what one yearns to see. The bulk of the evidence points the other way: the loving, tender—even sentimental—vignettes of American businessmen and consumers impelling their persons, their talents, their hopes and their capital with frightening constancy toward some transitory and probably worthless goal. The newcomer to the Journal, or to this anthology from its pages, cannot expect the paper to be predictable except in these particulars: It makes business look like pleasure, it is against big government, big taxes and big labor; it is for the Individual—particularly if he pays his bills; it is for Eggheads; and it is for the simpler life of the farm (particularly if it is a farm that refuses government subsidy). It is also for business (big, small, or indeterminate) and capital.

Wall Street Journal, a platform as powerful as the people who use it
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Wall Street Journal, a platform as powerful as the people who use it

After presenting nearly identical front-page layouts for half a century—always six columns, with the day’s top stories in the first and sixth columns, “What’s News” digest in the second and third, the “A-hed” feature story in the fourth ‘hed’ (“hed” meaning headline)  and themed weekly reports in the fifth column, on September 5, 2006, the Journal included advertising on its front page for the first time.

 

Wall Street Journal, a platform as powerful as the people who use it
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The nameplate has always been unique in having a period at the end.

Wall Street Journal, a platform as powerful as the people who use it

In 2008, the newspaper was purchased by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, Since then the new Wall Street Journal is a more general interest paper, with additional political, national and international news, shorter stories and more hard news on its cover. The journal also offers internships to students of journalism which gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to explore journalism careers in business news and information reporting. Journalism interns work in one of the Journal’s many news bureaus located throughout the country.

Wall Street Journal, a platform as powerful as the people who use it

The Wall Street Journal website defines the journal as #1 Most Credible #1 Paid Circulation and also says that “the average consumer spends  83 minutes reading the wall street journal everyday.”

Wall Street Journal, a platform as powerful as the people who use it
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Wall Street Journal, a platform as powerful as the people who use it

The Wall Street Journal Digital Network is the largest online publisher of original business news and financial information and has received more than 35 Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of such events as the September 11 attacks (2001) and American corporate scandals (2003).

Wall Street Journal, a platform as powerful as the people who use it
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