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WSJ crosses 2 million digital subscribers: says there is “strong and growing appetite” for deeply reported journalism

What's New in Publishing 11 Feb 2020 12:00

Days after The New York Times reported record subscriptions, News Corp announced that The Wall Street Journal has crossed the 2 million digital subscriptions mark for the first time.

Dow Jones—publisher of The Wall Street Journal—has also set a new record of 3.5 million subscriptions, and surpassed The New York Times in revenue growth in the final quarter of calendar year 2019.

“Dow Jones revenues increased by 4% in the most recent quarter, compared to 1% for The New York Times,” said Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp.

The total number of digital subscriptions at The Wall Street Journal grew by 13% in the most recent quarter, with Dow Jones’ digital subscribers rising 17%.

There is a strong and growing appetite for factual, fair and deeply reported journalism, and our latest subscription and financial results demonstrate how well Dow Jones, the Journal and our other publications and products are serving that vital public need.

Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp

According to Dow Jones, their advertising revenues in the October-December quarter also outpaced The New York Times, with digital advertising picking up thus far in the first quarter of calendar year 2020.

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