NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal today launched WSJ+, a membership program exclusively for subscribers, as a complimentary addition to their subscription. The launch of WSJ+ marks the first of several significant initiatives the company will showcase over the coming weeks and months as part of a broader effort to further engage with readers and grow its subscriber base.
WSJ+ members will receive special offers and be welcomed to invitation-only events designed to bring Journal content to life, while providing subscribers elevated Journal experiences specially curated to speak to their wide-ranging and ambitious interests. Events will take place across the country and will include panel discussions with top Journal editors, as well as arts performances and private film screenings.
WSJ+ events and offerings can be found via www.WSJplus.com. Highlights include:
- Inside The Newsroom: Subscribers are invited to tour the Journal's New York newsroom for an exclusive discussion lead by Editor in Chief Gerard Baker;
- Exclusive Getaways: A chance to win all-expense paid trips for two to locations including Cabo San Lucas, Nashville and Maui;
- Golf Benefits: Exclusive discounts and access to top golf courses in the U.S.
- Specially Selected Offers: Free ebooks from HarperCollins Publishers; Wall Street Journal subscriptions to gift to friends and family; and wines from WSJWine.
"We've always valued our loyal subscribers and we are as committed as ever to delivering the best content anywhere. In the last few years we've built on our unrivaled reporting and analysis to include the liveliest coverage of arts, entertainment, sports, fashion, real estate, lifestyle and everything else readers need to stay informed," said Gerard Baker, Editor In Chief, The Wall Street Journal. "We believe more means more, and WSJ+ allows us to maximize the benefits we're offering subscribers."
Access to WSJ+ is complimentary for eligible subscribers with paid subscriptions attached to a U.S. billing address. Existing eligible subscribers will be invited to opt-in to the program, while new eligible subscribers will automatically be enrolled. Plans for international expansion of WSJ+ are forthcoming.
"We are excited to introduce this exclusive offering to celebrate our subscribers," said Christina Komporlis, Circulation, Dow Jones. "WSJ+ is our way of creating an even deeper connection between our subscribers and the Journal by giving them entirely new ways to experience the content they love."
For more information about WSJ+ and to keep track of new weekly offerings, visit www.WSJplus.com and follow @WSJplus on Twitter.
About The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is America's largest newspaper by paid circulation with more than 2.2 million customers. In recent years, the Journal has expanded its core content offering to include coverage of the arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and personal health, building on its heritage as the leading source of business and financial news. Published by Dow Jones, one of the world's largest news gathering operations with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 80 bureaus, The Wall Street Journal now spans 12 editions in nine languages, engaging readers across newspapers, websites, magazines, social media, and video. The Journal holds 35 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.
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Source:Dow Jones & Company