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
Wall Street Journal, The
Rex A. Martin
The Wall Street Journal , the flagship publication of Dow Jones, is a primary American business newspaper, largely devoted to financial news and issues. Launched in 1889 to cover the Wall Street stock market, it has expanded its coverage in recent decades to report on politics, culture, and technology. The Journal launched an Asian edition in 1976, a European version in 1983, and its online edition in 1996. In 2006, Dow Jones claimed that the paper and its various editions had a worldwide circulation of more than 2 million readers, with over 900,000 paying online subscribers. It was the largest circulation newspaper in the United States until November 2003, when it was surpassed by USA Today . In 1882, with two associates, newspaperman Charles Dow founded Dow Jones and Company Inc., “a news agency for the financial world.” In November 1883, the company began producing the Customers' Afternoon Letter , ...