The Wall Street Journal is an international daily newspaper written in the American English-language with attention on business and economic news. It’s published in New York City by Dow Jones & Company, in addition to the Asian and European editions of the Journal. The Journal is the most distributed newspaper in the United States, by circulation. It has a circulation of 2.1 million copies (including 400,000 online paid subscriptions). It does have rival newspapers like the the business newspaper sector in the London-based Financial Times, who also publish several international editions.
The Journal specifically discusses American economic and international business topics, financial news, and issues. Thirty-three times, the newspaper version has won the Pulitzer Prize, as well as the 2007 prize for its reporting on backdated stock options and the adverse effects of China’s booming economy.
The Journal took a modern feel and notability in the 1940s when there was an industrial expansion for the U.S. and its financial institutions in New York. Bernard Kilgore was the managing editor 1941, and then CEO in 1945, ultimately amassing a 25-year career as the head of the Journal. He was the architect of the paper’s front-page design, with its “What’s News” digest, and the national distribution strategy, bringing the papers circulation from 33,000 in 1941 to 1.1 million in 1967 when Kilgore passed.