25 Facts About Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal is an American business-focused, international daily newspaper based in New York City, with international editions available in Chinese and Japanese.

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The Wall Street Journal has been printed continuously since its inception on July 8,1889, by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser.

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The Wall Street Journal is regarded as a newspaper of record, particularly in terms of business and financial news.

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Wall Street Journal is one of the largest newspapers in the United States by circulation, with a circulation of about 2.

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The Wall Street Journal publishes the luxury news and lifestyle magazine WSJ, which was originally launched as a quarterly but expanded to 12 issues in 2014.

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Wall Street Journal took its modern shape and prominence in the 1940s, a time of industrial expansion for the United States and its financial institutions in New York.

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Complement to the print newspaper, The Wall Street Journal Online, was launched in 1996 and has allowed access only by subscription from the beginning.

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On November 30,2004, Oasys Mobile and The Wall Street Journal released an app that would allow users to access content from The Wall Street Journal Online via their mobile phones.

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In September 2005, the Wall Street Journal launched a weekend edition, delivered to all subscribers, which marked a return to Saturday publication after a lapse of some 50 years.

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In 2005, the Wall Street Journal reported a readership profile of about 60 percent top management, an average income of $191,000, an average household net worth of $2.

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In 2007, the Wall Street Journal launched a worldwide expansion of its website to include major foreign-language editions.

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Since September 2011, all the online articles that resulted from the ethical wrongdoing carry a Wall Street Journal disclaimer informing the readers about the circumstances in which they were created.

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From 2019 through 2022, the Wall Street Journal partnered with Facebook to provide content for the social-media site's "News Tab".

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The Wall Street Journal later recognized that efforts to curb acid rain through cap-and-trade had been successful, a decade after the Clean Air Act Amendments.

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In June 2020, following the murder of George Floyd and subsequent protests, journalists at the Wall Street Journal sent a letter to editor in chief Matt Murray demanding changes to the way the paper covers race, policing and finance.

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Wall Street Journal was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism in 1988, which he shared with Daniel Hertzberg, who went on to serve as the paper's senior deputy managing editor before resigning in 2009.

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Jonathan Weil, a reporter at the Dallas bureau of The Wall Street Journal, is credited with first breaking the story of financial abuses at Enron in September 2000.

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In October 2021, the Wall Street Journal released Bad Bets, a podcast that recounted the papers reporting on Enron.

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Wall Street Journal narrowly escaped serious injury when the first tower collapsed, shattering all the windows in the Journal offices and filling them with dust and debris.

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The Wall Street Journal won a 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting for that day's stories.

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In Kabul, Afghanistan, a reporter from The Wall Street Journal bought a pair of looted computers that Al Qaeda leaders had used to plan assassinations, chemical and biological attacks, and mundane daily activities.

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The Wall Street Journal reported the plan to drop coverage stemmed from new health care requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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In 2015, a report published by The Wall Street Journal alleged that up to US$700 million was wired from 1MDB, a Malaysian state investment company, to the personal accounts of Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak at AmBank, the fifth largest lender in Malaysia.

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The Wall Street Journal's reporting on the 1MDB scandal was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting.

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Rupert Murdoch—at the time a major investor in Theranos and owner of the Wall Street Journal—lost approximately $100 million in his investments in Theranos.

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