Union to Dow Jones CEO Lewis: Without us, you’re nothing

IAPE 1096, the union that represents business journalists at The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch.com and Barron’s and is negotiating a new contract, sent the following letter to Dow Jones CEO Will Lewis: Dear Will: It’s been a very good year for Dow Jones. The Journal now has a record 2.6 million subscribers. Revenue in the […]

Facebook offers millions to Dow Jones, Bloomberg, but nothing to Reuters and AP

Facebook has offered millions to Dow Jones and Bloomberg to put its content on its new news page, but hasn’t offered money to rival wire services Reuters and the Associate Press, reports Anna Nicolau and Alex Barker of the Financial Times. Nicolau and Barker report, “The social media giant has offered no money to Reuters […]

Union asks Dow Jones for raises of at least 3.25 percent for next three years

The union that represents business journalists at The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, MarketWatch.com and Barron’s has asked the parent company for raises of at least 3.25 percent over the next three years. The raise requests are 3.25 percent for 2019, 3.5 percent for 2020 and 3.75 percent for 2021. The company is offering […]

Reuters hires Griffin to report from Colombia

Reuters has hired Dow Jones reporter Oliver Griffin to report from Colombia. He will start next month. Griffin is a mining and energy reporter for Dow Jones in Barcelona. Before that, he covered stories as a freelancer in Latin America and South America, including Pablo Escobar’s rampaging hippos and free speech in Honduras. His stories […]

News Corp. CEO Thomson’s compensation rose 13 percent in FY19

News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson saw his total compensation rise 13.6 percent to $14.7 million in the company’s 2019 fiscal year, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Thomson’s base salary rose 50 percent to $3 million in the fiscal year. His stock awards rose slightly to $5.5 million from $5.4 million […]

Barba named WSJ/Dow Jones spot news editor

Glenn Hall, global chief editor for Dow Jones Newswires, sent out the following announcement on Tuesday: I am very pleased to announce that Robert Barba is the new Spot News Editor for the Americas at Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. Robert is a versatile editor, quick on the draw with breaking news […]

CEO sees international potential with Dow Jones properties

News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson made the following comments on the company’s fourth-quarter earnings conference call: Dow Jones is a media business that we believe had a distinctive ability to prosper in the digital age. The Wall Street Journal recorded 14% growth in digital-only paid subscribers, who now account for over 69% of the total […]

WSJ parent reports better-than-expected earnings

News Corp., the parent of The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and MarketWatch.com, reported better-than-expected earnings, helped by an a rise in digital subscriptions at Dow Jones. The Journal subscribers reached a record of 2.6 million with digital-only subscribers accounting for approximately 69 percent of the total subscriber base. The Journal is part of Dow Jones. […]

Dow Jones seeks Hong Kong-based web developer

 Dow Jones is looking for a web developer in Hong Kong. The financial and business news company is looking for a talented individual who brings a creative approach to everything they do. The successful candidate is someone who can take the ball and run with it. Applicants require a degree or higher diploma in a […]

Dow Jones receives more than $1.5 million in copyright infringement cases

Dow Jones & Co., the publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has received more than $1.5 million in two recently settled copyright infringement cases. In the first settlement, a company has agreed to purchase $825,000 in services from Dow Jones to resolve claims that the company posted a significant number of full-text articles to an […]