The Bancroft Family
The Bancroft Family Ethics Center
For more than a century, Bancroft family members were stewards and owners of The Wall Street Journal. In 1902, reporter Clarence Barron bought the financial-news firm founded by Charles Dow and Edward Jones. He and succeeding generations of his family built Dow Jones & Company to include the flagship newspaper and its European, Asian and online editions, Barron’s and Smart Money magazines, MarketWatch, Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Indexes, Dow Jones Financial Information Services, Factiva and Ottaway Newspapers. In the Newseum, the family is honored to affirm its deep belief in the First Amendment and the importance of news ethics. The Jessie B. Cox Charitable Lead Trust, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Cox Jr., Hugh and Shana Griffiths, Kate and Phil Harrison, Ann Hill, Charlotte Hill, Leslie Hill and Dennis Carroll, Michael C. Hill, Thomas Hill and Nancy Hagens, Jane C. MacElree, Martha and Dana Robes and Elizabeth Steele have given their support for The Bancroft Family Ethics Center.