1920 – John J. Leary Jr. of the New York World wins a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the coal strike a year earlier.

1920 – Alexander Noyes joins The New York Times as financial editor. Throughout the decade, he will be the main business journalist warning about a stock market correction.

1921 – Barron's is started as a sister publication to The Wall Street Journal

1923 – W.M. Kiplinger publishes the first issue of Kiplinger’s Washington Letter.

1920s – Reporters for The Wall Street Journal accept bribes from investors to write favorably about certain stocks. The bribes are disclosed at a 1932 Congressional hearing on the stock market crash.

Market Crash in 1929

1928 – Clarence Barron dies. A year later, the Wall Street Journal starts a West Coast edition.

September 1929 – The Business Week begins publishing shortly before the October stock market crash. The “the” would later be dropped from the name, and the magazine would eventually become one word.

October 1929 – Stock market crash sends country into a Depression. Many business publications downplayed the severity of the market’s drop.