Dow Jones & Company

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Dow Jones & Company, based in New York City, U.S., is the owner of several print and electronic publications, its flagship being the Wall Street Journal, and it partly owns CNBC media. It also produces various stock market indices.

It owns The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Wall Street Journal Asia, and the financial magazine Barron's as well as offering syndicated news, financial information, and stock market data. Competitors of Dow Jones include Bloomberg L.P., Financial Times, and Reuters. [1]

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and Dow Jones & Company said in August 2007 that they signed an agreement for the News Corporation to buy Dow Jones for around US$5.6 billion. [2]

Stock Market Indices

The company is also responsible for several widely used stock market indices, among them:

Ownership

The Bancroft family effectively controlled the company class B shares, each with a voting power of 10 regular shares.

Selected Dow Jones holdings: [3]

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Barron's
  • Far Eastern Economic Review
  • SmartMoney (with Hearst)
  • Vedomosti
  • Dow Jones Newswires
  • Ottaway Newspapers Inc.
    • In the state of California
      • Sentinel (Santa Cruz)
      • The Record (Stockton)
    • In the state of New York
      • Cooperstown Crier
      • Daily Star (Oneonta)
      • Press-Republican (Plattsburgh)
      • Times Herald Record (Middletown)

Plus 18 more local papers in seven other states.

  • Dow Jones Index
  • Factiva (with Reuters)
  • CNBC (partial)
  • The Wall Street Journal Radio Network

Personnel

Key executives and 2006 pay: [4]

Selected members of the Board of Directors: [5]

Contact details

200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281
Phone: 212-416-2000
Fax: 212-416-4348
Web: http://www.dj.com

Resources

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References

  1. Dow Jones Profile, Hoovers, accessed November 2007.
  2. "Dow Jones & Company and News Corporation Enter Into Definitive Merger Agreement", News Corporation, August 1, 2007.
  3. Dow Jones Corporation, Columbia Journalism Review, accessed November 2007.
  4. Dow Jones Key Executives, Yahoo Finance, accessed November 2007.
  5. Board of Directors, Dow Jones, accessed November 2007.

Some information taken from the wikipedia.

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