How Dow Jones is Innovating in an era of ‘Fake News’ and Information Overload

Edward Roussel, Chief Innovation Officer, Dow Jones

In our era of fractional attention, the all-consuming Facebook feed, and news delivered via Amazon Alexa, there are serious challenges for established media companies trying not only to survive but grow.

And few media organizations are doing more to address those challenges than Dow Jones, part of $8 billion News Corp. Founded in 1882 by a trio of reporters, Dow Jones publishes the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and Marketwatch. (It sold the Dow Jones Index in 2010 to CME Group.) The Journal was one of the first newspapers to commit to building a subscription-based business on the web, while many other publishers hoped to rely primarily on advertising as a revenue source. Today, the Journal has more than one million digital subscribers.

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