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WSJ celebrates 130th anniversary

July 8, 2019

Posted by Chris Roush

Matt Murray, the editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, writes about the paper’s evolution and change as it celebrates its 130th anniversary.

Murray writes, “As the story has grown, so have we. From a small office in New York, we have become a global operation, with reporters in dozens of countries producing stories in many mediums on multiple platforms for more than 2.6 million subscribers, the most in our history.

“Anniversaries provide moments for reflection; hence the section you can read in full by clicking on the animated image of our covers through the years. The stories here are only a small selection from the many epic events, people and moments we have covered. But we believe they have value, and historical interest, as front-line dispatches from key moments in our shared history. As you’ll see, in a few cases, that unfortunately means they reflect the prejudices and limitations of the times in which they were written. But, warts and all, the Journal’s archives bear witness to all that has happened in the past 130 years and what this period looked like to those who lived through it.

“They also demonstrate that, even amid great change, the essential mission of The Wall Street Journal has stayed the same: to fairly and factually chronicle the forces that have shaped our times, and to help our readers understand and navigate the world.”

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