The Wall Street Journal Europe

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The Wall Street Journal Europe
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Dow Jones & Company (owned by News Corp)
Founded 1983
Language English

The Wall Street Journal Europe is a daily English-language newspaper that covers global and regional business news for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Published by Dow Jones & Company (a News Corp company), it forms part of the business publication franchise which includes The Wall Street Journal, The Wall Street Journal Asia, and The Wall Street Journal Online ( Together, these publications have a total circulation of 3.8 million.[citation needed]

Founded in 1983, The Wall Street Journal Europe is printed in nine locations throughout the region – Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the U.K. and Israel. The paper is distributed in more than 60 countries with almost 80% of its subscribers European citizens.

The Wall Street Journal Europe draws on the Dow Jones network of more than 1,900 editors and reporters worldwide, including more than 400 in Europe alone, operating from 30 news bureaus across the EMEA region.[citation needed]

Its website,[1] offers news and analysis, opinion, market data and multimedia features tailored for a European audience by a London-based editorial team. Blogs include New Europe[2] covering Eastern and Central Europe; Iain Martin's blog on U.K. Politics[3] The Source;[4] and Real Time Brussels,[5] offering analysis on events through the European business day.

Content is also available via mobile devices, including a Europe edition of the Blackberry Reader; and a mobile-optimized website[6] which provides continually updated news, information and analysis from, via any web-enabled mobile device or smartphone.

Growth figures for circulation of The Wall Street Journal Europe may not be directly comparable to that of other newspapers beginning January 2008 due to the Journal's contract with Executive Learning Partnership (ELP) of the Netherlands. This agreement involved ELP's purchasing copies of the newspaper at between 1¢ and 5¢ cents a copy, well below normal market price. These copies, given at no cost to students, represented 41% of The Wall Street Journal Europe circulation by 2010. Since ELP received payments from the Journal through intermediary companies, some journalists and a whistleblower then employed by the Journal alleged that the newspaper was secretly boosting circulation figures by buying its own papers. This could have a positive impact on the newspaper's advertising revenues. The contract also committed the Journal to publishing articles that reportedly promoted ELP's activities. While maintaining that the arrangement was legitimate and appropriate, the European managing director of the Journal's parent Dow Jones & Company, Andrew Langhoff, resigned in October 2011. Les Hinton, who was chief executive officer of Dow Jones & Company and who was reportedly advised of the arrangement with ELP, resigned July 2011 in conjunction with the unrelated News International phone hacking scandal.[7][8]

Key facts

The Wall Street Journal Europe

Type: daily newspaper (M-F)

Format: compact

Circulation: 75,996 (ABC Jan-June 2009)

Readership: 205,189

Reader profile: 79% European citizens; 62% top management; average personal income: U.S.$286,000; average household net worth: U.S.$2.98 million (Wall Street Journal Europe Subscriber Study 2007)

Editor-in-chief: Tracy Corrigan

Publisher: Kelly Leach

Content includes
  • Regular columnists, including ‘Agenda’ on page two with views and analysis from editor-in-chief Tracy Corrigan and economist Irwin Stelzer. Other columns that run throughout the week include ‘Commentariat’ (what the bloggers are saying); ‘Letter From’ (international correspondents); and 'Think Again' (a regular Monday column offering opinion on current thinking on companies and sectors)
  • The Journal Interview: profile pieces with figures in business, finance and politics. A feature every Monday, but other days of the week too
  • The Big Read: a daily in-depth, investigative or wide-ranging piece
  • Business & Finance: analysis and statistics, with an additional explanation of the factors that are causing market movement through regular columns
  • Regionally themed pages, including Europe, U.S. and World News providing a digest of news produced by Dow Jones’ resources around the world
  • C-Suite: a section focusing on a different aspect of life beyond the boardroom each week. Topics include Management, Health, Work and Home, Technology and Travel
  • Sport: a daily sports page edited by European sports editor Jonathan Clegg which reports on the business of sport
  • The Quirk:
  • World Watch, Business Watch: a double-page spread designed to give readers a brief summary of what happened in the world yesterday. ‘World Watch’ gives political and economic developments, listed by country while ‘Business Watch’ gives corporate and financial developments by sector
  • Heard on the Street: this global column with a team based in Europe provides readers with a broad mix of analysis and commentary
  • Editorial & Opinion pages: feature commentary by the WSJ’s global editorial team and attract comment from politicians, captains of industry and influencers from around the world, edited for Europe by Brian Carney
  • Weekend Journal: a weekly arts and lifestyle supplement, published every Friday, featuring stories on art, movies, music, travel, food and wine for a European audience
  • Journal Reports: a series of eight-page special reports providing readers with information and insight on topics and themes of European concern, including ‘Wealth Journal’, a quarterly supplement on private wealth
  • WSJ., the global magazine from The Wall Street Journal, distributed quarterly with the WSJE
  • Content from other Dow Jones publications and services in Europe, including Dow Jones Newswires,[9] a premier provider of real-time business news and information to financial professionals around the world; Financial News,[10] the leading publication for the European securities industry; and Private Equity News,[11] the leading publication in Europe for the buyout community.


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