Clarence W. Barron: Founder of Modern Financial Journalism (Titans of Fortune Publishing)

Clarence W. Barron: Founder of Modern Financial Journalism (Titans of Fortune Publishing)

Clarence W. Barron, publisher of The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s Weekly is regarded as the founder of modern financial journalism. When he acquired Dow, Jones & Co. and The Wall Street Journal from the Dow and Bergstresser families for 0,000 in 1902, the periodical had a circulation of 7,000. Eccentric, resolute and with a nose for journalism, Barron transformed the paper into the nation’s leading financial organ, employing the best talent money could buy and placing his imprint on the

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