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The US media and information group owns two of the financial world's most storied information brands - the  [[Wall Street Journal]] and the [[Dow Jones Industrial Average]], as well as [[Dow Jones Newswires]], [[MarketWatch]] and a stable of specialist financial titles. The company was acquired in mid-2007 by Rupert's Murdoch's [[News Corporation]].
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The U.S. media and information group is behind two of the financial world's most storied information brands - the  [[Wall Street Journal]] and the [[Dow Jones Industrial Average]], as well as [[Dow Jones Newswires]], [[MarketWatch]] and a stable of specialist financial titles. The company was acquired in mid-2007 by Rupert's Murdoch's [[News Corporation]].
  
 
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==Media Products==
 
==Media Products==
Founded in 1882 by Edward Davis Jones, Charles Henry Dow and Charles Milford Bergstresser <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.dj.com/TheCompany/AboutDowJones.htm|name=About Dow Jones|org=Dow Jones & Co.|date=April 18, 2008}}</ref> as a consumer newspaper group, Dow Jones and Co. is now a subsidiary of [[News Corporation]].  
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Founded in 1882 by [[Edward Davis Jones]], [[Charles Henry Dow]] and [[Charles Milford Bergstresser]] <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.dj.com/TheCompany/AboutDowJones.htm|name=About Dow Jones|org=Dow Jones & Co.|date=April 18, 2008}}</ref> as a consumer newspaper group, Dow Jones and Co. is now a [[subsidiary]] of [[News Corporation]].  
  
Its best-known media product is the NYC-based [[Wall Street Journal]] (WSJ), which publishes editions in the US, Europe and Asia and operates the wsj.com website. The company also owns [[Barron's]] and [[Financial News]] and the Hong Kong-based [[Far Eastern Economic Review]].
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Its best-known media product is the NYC-based [[Wall Street Journal]] (WSJ), which publishes editions in the U.S., Europe and Asia and operates the wsj.com Web site. The company also owns [[Barron's]] and [[Financial News]] and the Hong Kong-based [[Far Eastern Economic Review]].
 
.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.dj.com/FactSheets/DowJones.htm|name=Fact Sheet|org=Dow Jones & Co.|date=April 18, 2008}}</ref>  
 
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News. Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch offered $5 billion for Dow Jones, a significant premium to its market value. The bid triggered a protracted debate among members of the founding Bancroft family, who still controlled the listed company. News Corp's offer was accepted after a number of safeguards were introduced to protect the editorial independence of the company's media outlets.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/companies/dow_jones_and_company_inc/index.html?inline=nyt-org|name=Dow Jones & Co.|org=New York Times|date=April 18, 2008}}</ref> Murdoch installed Les Hinton,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.dj.com/TheCompany/ExecutiveManagement/LesHinton.htm|name=Les Hinton|org=Dow Jones & Co.|date=April 18, 2008}}</ref> the former head of News Corp.'s U.K. operations, as CEO. [[Robert Thomson]], a former [[Financial Times]] journalist, was appointed managing editor of the WSJ and Newswires operations.  
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News Corp. chairman [[Rupert Murdoch]] offered $5 billion for Dow Jones, a significant premium to its [[market value]]. The bid triggered a protracted debate among members of the founding [[Bancroft family]], who still controlled the [[listed]] company. News Corp.'s [[offer]] was accepted after a number of safeguards were introduced to protect the editorial independence of the company's media outlets.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/companies/dow_jones_and_company_inc/index.html?inline=nyt-org|name=Dow Jones & Co.|org=New York Times|date=April 18, 2008}}</ref> Murdoch installed Les Hinton,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.dj.com/TheCompany/ExecutiveManagement/LesHinton.htm|name=Les Hinton|org=Dow Jones & Co.|date=April 18, 2008}}</ref> the former head of News Corp.'s U.K. operations, as CEO. [[Robert Thomson]], a former [[Financial Times]] journalist, was appointed managing editor of the WSJ and Newswires operations.  
  
 
==Other Services==
 
==Other Services==
[[Dow Jones Indexes]] creates, markets and licenses market-benchmark indexes including the U.S. stock-[[benchmark]] [[Dow Jones Industrial Average]] and [[Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index]]. It also runs [[Factiva]], a premium media-archive database and content-provider with 1.8 million paid subscribers, including 80 percent of the [[Fortune Global 500]].
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[[Dow Jones Indexes]] creates, markets and licenses market-[[benchmark]] [[index]]es including the U.S. [[stock]]-benchmark [[Dow Jones Industrial Average]] and [[Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index]]. It also runs [[Factiva]], a premium media-archive database and content-provider with 1.8 million paid subscribers, including 80 percent of the [[Fortune Global 500]].
  
 
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Revision as of 09:28, 8 January 2009

Dow Jones & Company
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Founded 1882
Headquarters New York City
Key People Les Hinton, CEO; Robert Thomson, Managing Editor
Products Consumer, enterprise and local media, stock indexes and marketing, conferences
Website http://www.dj.com/

The U.S. media and information group is behind two of the financial world's most storied information brands - the Wall Street Journal and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as well as Dow Jones Newswires, MarketWatch and a stable of specialist financial titles. The company was acquired in mid-2007 by Rupert's Murdoch's News Corporation.

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Media Products

Founded in 1882 by Edward Davis Jones, Charles Henry Dow and Charles Milford Bergstresser [1] as a consumer newspaper group, Dow Jones and Co. is now a subsidiary of News Corporation.

Its best-known media product is the NYC-based Wall Street Journal (WSJ), which publishes editions in the U.S., Europe and Asia and operates the wsj.com Web site. The company also owns Barron's and Financial News and the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review. .[2]

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch offered $5 billion for Dow Jones, a significant premium to its market value. The bid triggered a protracted debate among members of the founding Bancroft family, who still controlled the listed company. News Corp.'s offer was accepted after a number of safeguards were introduced to protect the editorial independence of the company's media outlets.[3] Murdoch installed Les Hinton,[4] the former head of News Corp.'s U.K. operations, as CEO. Robert Thomson, a former Financial Times journalist, was appointed managing editor of the WSJ and Newswires operations.

Other Services

Dow Jones Indexes creates, markets and licenses market-benchmark indexes including the U.S. stock-benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average and Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index. It also runs Factiva, a premium media-archive database and content-provider with 1.8 million paid subscribers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500.

References

  1. About Dow Jones. Dow Jones & Co..
  2. Fact Sheet. Dow Jones & Co..
  3. Dow Jones & Co.. New York Times.
  4. Les Hinton. Dow Jones & Co..