What is the Wall Street Journal?

The Wall Street journal is an American newspaper that focuses on business and financial news. It is published daily in New York City by Dow Jones and Company. It is one of the largest print newspapers in the U.S. It also maintains a website that requires a paid subscription for access.


The Wall Street Journal was first printed in 1889. The founders were three reporters: Charles Bergstresser, Edward Jones and Charles Dow.


The print version of the Wall Street Journal has a circulation of about 2.07 million. The website has a paid subscription circulation of about 1.04 million.



The newspaper has several versions outside the U.S., including Wall Street Journal Europe and Wall Street Journal Asia.


Fun Fact

In 2007, it reduced the size of the newspaper from 15 inches wide to 12 inches to save money on newsprint.



As of 2009, Wall Street Journal has won 33 Pulitzer Prizes for its reporting, including one for its first-person reporting during the Sep. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center that occurred across the street from the Journal's main offices.