The newspaper is published in the broadsheet format and online.
The Wall Street Journal is the largest newspaper in the United States by circulation.
In 1970, Dow Jones bought the Ottaway newspaper chain, which at the time comprised nine dailies and three Sunday newspapers.
Later, the name was changed to "Dow Jones Local Media Group". WSJ., a luxury lifestyle magazine, was launched in 2008.
According to News Corp, in their June 2017 10-K Filing with the SEC, the Journal had a circulation of about 2.277 and derives its name from Wall Street in the heart of the Financial District of Lower Manhattan.
The Journal has been printed continuously since its inception on July 8, 1889, by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser.
Bernard Kilgore was named managing editor of the paper in 1941, and company CEO in 1945, eventually compiling a 25-year career as the head of the Journal.