The 60-Second Interview

By: Capital New York

CAPITAL: The Journal turns 125 today. Are you doing anything special to celebrate?

BAKER: We’ve come a long way since July 8th 1889, when the original Wall Street Journal – a hand-written, four-page newsletter – was distributed to a few hundred readers each afternoon. Today, we’re taking a pause to reflect on our history, but more importantly, look toward the future – with a keen eye on innovation. We’ve prepared some engaging special content running globally in print and online. The print issue will be packaged with a cover wrap featuring a reprint of the first Wall Street Journal front page, annotated with details of how the newsmakers featured then have fared over the past 125 years. Our forward-looking Journal Report, “The Future of Everything,” features more than two dozen essayists sharing their thoughts on innovations that will shape the future. And “WSJ Archive: 125 Years of History,” is an interactive online archive that allows readers to explore the past 125 years of news through the lens of Journal coverage. Putting this special issue together took time and resources from all areas of the newsroom. It is an incredible show of teamwork, and it inspired some really great ideas for future projects.

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