Wall Street Journal Term Paper

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Executive Summary
The Wall Street Journal is the world's leading business publication delivering the most crucial news of the day, insightful opinion and fair-minded analysis. It is the industry leader and has an audience of nearly 3.5 million. The Wall Street Journal doesn’t just cover the business and the economy; the readers can also find politics, science, government, health, arts, law, social issues, entertainment and sports on Fridays. Here is a brief overview of the different sections included in the Wall Street Journal: 1. Section A: The destination for world, political, and business news and opinion. 2. Marketplace: Corporate news tip sheet of the day’s most vital business ideas and development. 3. Money & Investing: Delivering market analysis and insightful reporting for the power elite and all investors. 4. Personal Journal: Focusing on readers’ personal business interests and needs. 5. Friday Journal: Reporting about life outside the office and beyond the work week. 6. Greater New York: Written by New Yorkers for New Yorkers, this section delivers content about the New York area. (http://wsjmediakit.com/newspaper) Our team has decided to focus on two sections discussed above: Section A and Marketplace. We will be reviewing the Opinion & Editorials and World Watch from Section A. From the Marketplace section, we will be discussing the Cover Page (Headlines Column), CFO Journal, Corporate News, and Small Business.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Opinions & Editorials
-WSJ Feature Review…………………………….Page 3
-Appendix A………………………………………Page 5 -Appendix B………………………………………Page 6

Chapter 2: World Watch
-WSJ Feature Review…………………………….Page 7
-Appendix A………………………………………Page 8 -Appendix B………………………………………Page 9

Chapter 3: Marketplace Cover Page
-WSJ Feature Review…………………………….Page 10 -Appendix A………………………………………Page 12 -Appendix B………………………………………Page 13

Chapter 4: CFO Journal
-WSJ Feature Review…………………………….Page 14 -Appendix A………………………………………Page 16 -Appendix B………………………………………Page 17

Chapter 5: Corporate Finance
-WSJ Feature Review…………………………….Page 18 -Appendix A………………………………………Page 20 -Appendix B………………………………………Page 21

Chapter 6: Small Business
-WSJ Feature Review…………………………….Page 22 -Appendix A………………………………………Page 23 -Appendix B………………………………………Page 24

Source……………………………………………Page 25

Chapter 1: Opinions & Editorials
WSJ Feature Review
Wall Street Journal article “Opinions and Editorials” is found within section A near the end of it. There are multiple articles in this section with a wide variety of topics and also letters to the editor about current events. This section is in the Wall Street Journal on a daily basis, Monday through Saturday. The information covered is financial in nature, but also sometimes gets political and even touches on government foreign policy. The presentation of the section is narratively structured with several independent articles throughout. I found some articles that the topics cover things that were pretty major during our time in this class. I found one article that was political in nature that was anti-Obama that I want to touch on (due to it being an election year). I also want to focus on an article about the financial situation in Europe and the state of its currency.

Like I had mentioned, this entire section is based on opinions and sometimes touches on controversial issues such as politics. The first article I am discussing in this section is entitled “Obama Abandons the Working Class”. I chose this article being that this year is an election year and the type of article is the epitome of what the “Opinion and Editorial” section is all about. The article focuses on President Obama’s inability to connect with the working class, specifically in Scranton Pennsylvania. The unemployment rate is 9.7% there (the highest in the state) and the working class, especially the working class without college degrees, are hurting...
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