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Clarence W. Barron: Founder of Modern Financial Journalism Daniel Alef

Clarence W. Barron: Founder of Modern Financial Journalism

Daniel Alef

Published April 23rd 2010
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Clarence W. Barron, publisher of The Wall Street Journal and Barrons Weekly is regarded as the founder of modern financial journalism. When he acquired Dow, Jones & Co. and The Wall Street Journal from the Dow and Bergstresser families forMoreClarence W. Barron, publisher of The Wall Street Journal and Barrons Weekly is regarded as the founder of modern financial journalism. When he acquired Dow, Jones & Co. and The Wall Street Journal from the Dow and Bergstresser families for $130,000 in 1902, the periodical had a circulation of 7,000. Eccentric, resolute and with a nose for journalism, Barron transformed the paper into the nations leading financial organ, employing the best talent money could buy and placing his imprint on the paper for generations to come . His influence went well beyond the financial world as he plunged into politics in support of his close friend, Calvin Coolidges run for the presidency. Many sought Barrons advice, from corporate titans like Edward H. Harriman to Kaiser Wilhelm and Czar Nicholas II. Award-winning author Daniel Alef tells the story of one of Americas greatest journalists and tycoons. [1,929-word Titans of Fortune biographical profile]