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New Offering from Dow Jones: Wall Street Journal Professional Edition

November 6, 2009

New_WSJPro_Screen01Dow Jones released a new business resource this week in their offering for small businesses and individuals, Wall Street Journal Professional Edition.  Wall Street Journal’s website,  WSJ.com, has been combined with Factiva to offer business news and information.  According to an October 21, 2009 press release the key features include:

  •  Aggregated news and information from more than 17,000 global sources — a significant portion of which are not available on the public Web — along with The Wall Street Journal, supported by more than 2,000 Dow Jones journalists in 84 bureaus worldwide
  • Factiva SmartSearchTM, which provides a one-year archive of Factiva’s global business sources and a two-year archive of wsj.com content, filtered and sorted to reveal the best, highest-value results
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  • Search results that are instantly analyzed to uncover issues, industries, companies, people and ideas buried beneath the headlines and displayed in know-at-a-glance graphical format
  • More than 30 industry-specific pages, managed by a team of Dow Jones editors to deliver the most current insight and identify emerging trends
  • Six key industry sections that are continuously managed by Wall Street Journal editors who select news and information from across Factiva’s vast archive: Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Energy, Media & Marketing, Telecommunications and Technology
  • Custom News that allows users to personalize their own home page to quickly surface the news they want on issues, companies, industries or editor-chosen “deep dives”
  • User-defined alerts to deliver the latest news and information when and how it is needed

Barbara Quint of Information Today, Inc. reported the release in ITI’s Newsbreak yesterday, November 5th.  She wrote, “The price will run $49 a month or about $600 a year; that will include access to full-text articles for no additional transactional pricing, unlike the $2.95 per article paid under most other Factiva subscriptions.”   

Additional commentaries on the WSJ Pro Edition have conjectured that the product is intended to compete with Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.  The new resource has been released for businesses this month with a release to consumers in January 2010.

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