Today, The Wall Street Journal celebrates its 125th anniversary. The paper that began on July 8, 1889, as a four-page newsletter circulated among a few hundred investors for two cents a copy, is now the largest paid circulation newspaper in the United States, with more than 2.2 million subscribers. To commemorate the anniversary, the Journal is publishing special content that will appear globally in print and online. The print issue will be packaged with a cover wrap featuring a reprint of the first Wall Street Journal front page, annotated with details of how the newsmakers featured then have fared over the past 125 years.
“In their debut issue, Charles Dow, Edward Jones and Charles Bergstresser, the paper’s founders, promised that the Journal ‘…would aim steadily at being a paper of news, and not a paper of opinions. It will give a good deal of news not found in other publications, and it will present in the market article, its news, its tables and its advertisements, a faithful picture of the rapidly evolving panorama of the Street,'” said Gerard Baker, Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal. “Today the Journal’s reach is global and its news agenda goes beyond business to cover politics, entertainment, arts and culture and much more. But we remain true to those founding principles: to offer the most accurate, the most intelligent, the most objective account of the news that moves markets, defines history and changes lives.”
A forward-looking Journal Report, “The Future of Everything,” which will publish in print and online, features more than two dozen essayists sharing their thoughts on the innovations and transformations that will shape the future.
Online the Journal will launch, “WSJ Archive: 125 Years of History,” an interactive online archive that will allow readers to explore the past 125 years of news through the lens of Journal coverage. Featuring archival content, the timeline will be categorized into different eras along with different themes, including: “Big Issues,” “How We Live,” “Titans,” “Tragedies,” and “Turnarounds.”
The Journal’s Opinion pages will feature a special section celebrating its traditional editorial themes of free people and free markets. This will include a symposium of Journal contributors on how to revive American prosperity and confidence, as well as highlights from 125 years of op-eds and editorials.
- Soon You Could Get Plastic Currency Notes: Find Out More
- Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor Starrer Befikre Gets A Thumbs Up
- Supreme Court Seeks Centre’s Response Over Various Issues Regarding Demonetisation
- Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Writes To West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
- Bigg Boss 10 December 8 Review: Swami Om Feels Cheated, lashes Out At Gaurav For Jail Punishment
- South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Impeached Over Corruption Scandal
- Former Air Chief SP Tyagi Arrested In VVIP Chopper Scam
- After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya’s Twitter Account Hacked
- Find Out What PM Narendra Modi Told Cabinet Over Demonetisation Decision
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh Assures Safety Of All Tourists Stranded On Havelock Island
- Government To Waive Service Tax On Debit, Credit Card Transactions Of Up To Rs 2,000
- President Pranab Mukherjee Criticises Parliament Disruptions Over Demonetisation
- Pakistan International Airlines Flight Carrying Over 40 Passenger On Board Crashes
- Shah Rukh Khan On Raees Clash With Kaabil: It’s Impossible To Have A Solo Release In India
- US-President Elect Donald Trump Named TIME’s Person Of The Year 2016
All WSJ 125 anniversary content is available globally via http://www.wsj.com/125 starting on July 8, 2014.
About The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation with more than 2.2 million subscribers. In recent years, the Journal has expanded its core content offering to include coverage of the arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and personal health, building on its heritage as the leading source of business and financial news. Published by Dow Jones, one of the world’s largest news gathering operations with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 80 bureaus, The Wall Street Journal now spans 12 editions in nine languages, engaging readers across newspapers, websites, magazines, social media, and video. The Journal holds 35 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.