Kansas City Star readers upset about cut stock listings
Derek Donovan, the reader representative at the Kansas City Star, responds to readers who have complained about the paper’s decision to cut back on its stock and mutual fund tables in the WednesdayÂ through Friday Business sections.
Donovan writes, “Today, people are voting with their feet.Â The majority of investors use electronic means to track their stocks and funds, and most cable and satellite TV subscribers have on-screen guides.Â And newspapers, faced with the advertising crunch and the other shifts in online readership, are almost all responding by cutting back on those types of listings.
“And yes, it’s a problem for those readers who don’t have or don’t like to use computers.Â One brought up a good point this morning about the stock tables:
“‘I have a computer and it’s good for looking at what stocks I own are doing. But I liked the larger variety because I can look across the columns and see trends. That would take forever on the computer.'”
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