The Wall Street Journal Online opened a new distribution outlet with a deal newly struck with LexisNexis, a provider of legal, news and business information services.
Going live in January, the agreement lets LexisNexis, Dayton, OH, become the exclusive distributor to law firms in North America of enterprise subscriptions to the Online Journal.
As a result of the deal, the Online Journal also will boost its editorial coverage of the legal industry. Moreover, Online Journal subscriptions available through LexisNexis will offer co-branding, cross-linking and access to legal content on the lexis.com service.
The 9-year-old Online Journal is the online companion of The Wall Street Journal newspaper, a Dow Jones & Co. property. Its circulation, as of the third quarter, was 764,000.
Lexis.com has a database of 20,000 news and business sources, 200 wire services, 31,000-plus financial articles published daily and more than 6,500 international sources and tools.