Wall Street journal is an International daily newspaper based out of New York.
It is published 6 days in a week by Dow Jones & Company, which is a division of News Corp. The paper mainly focuses on business and economic news. Its main competitor in the business news sector is Financial Times – a London based publication. The online version of Wall Street Journal (WSJ) was launched in 1996. By 2007 the WSJ online was the largest paid-subscription news site with 980,000 paid subscribers. In 2004 Oasys Mobile and WSJ released an app that would allow users to directly access business and financial news content from WSJ online on their mobile. It comes in a broadsheet format. The paper still uses hedcuts, the ink dot drawings, which were, introduced long back in 1979 created by Kevin Sprouls and photographs. It heavily uses caricatures specially those by Ken Falin. In 2007 Wall Street Journal was sold to Rupert Murdoch of News Corporation. Till now News Corporation already included Fox news channel, Financial Networks and The times and several local posts. The main sections of newspaper include the front page with all business and political news, there is a marketplace section covering health, technology, media and marketing. Apart from that there is Money and investment section, Personal Journal; off duty section and mansion- focusing on high end real estate. At the time of Reagen Administration, the editorial page was very influential for playing a leading voice for supply side economics. The paper is said to have a more conservative tone after the acquisition by Rupert Murdoch. The WSJ believes in independence and impartiality to its reporters. It also claims to have sent the first report on WTC plane crash incident on Sep 11,2001. It also won Pulitzer Prize for public service for exposing illegal backdate stock option scandal.