Avoiding the fate of the dinosaurs
Donald Blount, the managing editor of the Stockton Record, writes Sunday about the calls the paper has received in the wake of cutting stock listings in the business section.
Blount wrote, “For the past few weeks, Deputy Metro Editor Barbara Zumwalt, who coordinates our business coverage, and I have taken calls each day from readers upset over the elimination of daily stock listings.
“Daily stocks have been disappearing from newspapers for years as the publications have gotten smaller and sources such as the Internet and business news television networks have made stock listings more available.
“Yet one reader was quite clear as we discussed this.
“He said: ‘Maybe I’m a dinosaur, but I don’t have a computer to check my stocks.’ He didn’t want to check his stocks online.”
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