Today, Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal launched their previously announced Professional Edition, an online-only service that costs $49 per month, or $600 a year.The paid site combines Wall Street Journal articles, Dow Jones real-time news and Dow Jones’ Factiva database, which includes 28,000 news and info. sources.
The service aims to be a middle ground for business professionals who need fast, specialised information about markets and business, but who don’t want to pay up for more pricey packages.
Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Company and managing editor The Wall Street Journal said in a statement: “The Wall Street Journal Professional Edition combines the full power of our unmatched global reporting with a unique database. Users will be able to access this service without being tethered to a clunky terminal.”
Users can personalise their The Wall Street Journal Professional Edition, curating specific stocks, industries, companies and categories to get the latest news and stats on specific topics on their homepage. Editors also pick top stories and trends for key industries.
We poked around a trial version of the site and like what we see.
The paid service launched today. Here's a preview.
Another view of the homepage: Note the customisable box on the right and Factiva bar on top for easy searches.
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