History of the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is an international daily published newspaper. Named after the popular financial district in New York, the first publication was in 1889 by Dow Jones & Company. Charles Dow, Edward Jones and Charles Bergstresser founded the establishment in 1882. Prior to being published in 1889 under its current title, the newspaper began as a smaller publication known as Customer’s Afternoon Letter. After the New York Stock Exchange was formed in 1792, the majority of business and financial news were spread by mere rumor. However, one of the first objectives of the Wall Street Journal was to enhance

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Newspaper History – The Origin of Newspapers in India & Around the World

Origin of Newspapers: The History of newspapers is probably one of the most notable episodes of human experience. The origin of newspapers dates back to Renaissance Europe. It was during this period that local European merchants began the habit of distributing handwritten newsletters amongst each other. However, it was the German people who introduced the earliest forms of printed newspapers way back during the 1400s. Since then the outlook of newspapers has undergone tremendous evolution. In recent times the total number of newspaper count has increased to a mammoth 6580. A normal newspaper of today comprises of various sections like

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The History of Business Week Magazine

Business Week is a magazine that is currently published under the name Bloomberg Businessweek, after a recent merger, and is a publication that is familiar to many people, having been coming to homes and businesses weekly since 1929. Bloomberg Businessweek was first published in September of 1929, just a few weeks before the stock market crashed and now, has a circulation of nearly a million, and competes with the only other major business magazine available on the market – Forbes Magazine, a bi-weekly business publication. When BusinessWeek first began, they covered marketing and finance, labor and management, but were the

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