Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: December 16, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412972048 | Print ISBN: 9780761929574 | Online ISBN: 9781412972048| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Rex A. Martin
Dow Jones, founded in 1882 as the Dow, Jones & Company, is the world's largest provider of public financial news and information. Among other print publications, the company has produced The Wall Street Journal since 1889 and Barron's Magazine since 1921. Dow Jones also owns the Ottaway chain of local newspapers. Its holdings of overseas television business news networks include a 70 percent control of European Business News and 50 percent of Asia Business News. The Dow Jones Newswires, evolving from daily, handwritten bulletins delivered by messengers to subscribers in the Wall Street area of New York City, offers several thousand daily business news items to subscribers worldwide. The company's Financial Information Services division is the world's leading supplier of computerized real-time financial databases and analytical tools. In 2007, Dow Jones maintained 90 news bureaus across the globe and offered financial reports in 11 languages. Dow Jones was formed in ...