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Financial Information Publishing Company: Dow Jones & Company (1882)

Dow Jones is a famous American company that publishes financial information publications. The company was founded in 1882 by journalists Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstrom. Like the New York Times and Washington Post , although the company is a public transaction, it is privately managed. The company is led by the Bancroft family, whose family owns 64% of the effective voting shares.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. bought Dow Jones for US$5.6 billion in 2007. In this century, the family business finally changed hands after 105 years, and News Corporation, the global media empire, has added a bright crown to itself.

Dow Jones Company Logo

Dow Jones’ flagship publication:

  • The Wall Street Journal is a daily newspaper covering U.S. and international economic news, investment, and factual information. First published on July 8, 1889, other editions of the Wall Street Journal include:

    • The Wall Street Journal Asian Edition covers economic news in Asia;
    • The European version of the Wall Street Journal covers European economic news;
    • The special edition of the Wall Street Journal enjoys a reputation in Latin America. Translations include articles from local newspapers and are distributed separately.
    • The Asian Wall Street Journal, headquartered in Hong Kong.
  • Barron Weekly
  • Far Eastern Economic Review
  • Betten Financial News
  • Otway Press
    • STOXX (33%)
    • Vedomosti (33%)
    • Caizhi Monthly
  • TimesLedger Newspaper

In addition to editing these publications online, Dow Jones Electronic Publishing also owns several websites. E.g:

  • CareerJournal.com and CollegeJournal.com Human Resources Websites for Employment Promotion
  • OpinionJournal.com features political conservative editorials featuring Wall Street Journal
  • Economic reviews of StartupJournal.com and RealEstateJournal.com
  • Factiva, a website that provides news and economic information, was jointly owned by Dow Jones and Reuters, until October 2006 when it agreed to buy out 50% of the shares of the British company.
  • Marketwatch.com-financial news and information website
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