Raleigh paper drops last of printed stock listings

The (Raleigh) News & Observer has eliminated the last of its printed stock listings — the local stocks of interest. Managing editor Dan Barkin explained to Talking Biz News: We are always reviewing how we use space in the paper. Over time, we have reduced the space for financial agate because it can be obtained in many […]

Milwaukee daily cuts stock listings, standalone sections

Chuck Melvin, the assistant managing editor for business at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, writes about changes occurring in its business section. Melvin writes, “With far fewer people relying on print newspapers for stock and mutual fund information, we are reducing our Sunday financial tables to include only local companies and widely held stocks — providing […]

Illinois paper cuts printed stock listings

The Springfield State Journal-Register is eliminating its printed stock listings in its business section, writes executive editor Angie Muhs. Muhs writes, “In some cases, we conclude that most of our audience is accessing information or a service via means other than the printed page. “That day has come for the daily stock listings in the business […]

North Dakota paper cutting printed stock listings

David Braton, the publisher of the Bismarck Tribune, wrote the following on the newspaper’s website: To our readers, The Bismarck Tribune is a vital source for local news and information. We believe the content we provide in the pages of the printed product should be weighted to local and regional news, sports and weather. We […]

Little Rock paper scissors printed stock listings

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, which had been one of the last papers in the country to print a full stock listing in its business section, is now cutting those pages. Sean Beherec of Arkansas Business writes, “The newspaper has published repeated notices that it plans to reduce those listings and better tailor them to match reader […]

South Carolina editor explains why stock listings cut — temporarily

Carolyn Callison Murray, the editor of the Myrtle Beach Sun News in South Carolina, writes about why the paper didn’t publish stock listings last week, when bad weather hit the state. Murray writes, “Frequently during such times, newspapers will establish early deadlines to make it easier for carriers to get the print edition delivered, and […]

Missouri paper expanding Sunday business section

David Stoeffler, executive editor of the Springfield News-Leader newspaper in Missouri, writes about how the Gannett paper is expanding its Sunday business section. Stoeffler writes, “Most noticeably, you’ll find an expanded Sunday Business section filled with local content. “Our current daily Business page combines national and local news. Starting next Sunday, we’ll be dividing that […]

Las Vegas paper updates stock listings

The Las Vegas Review-Journal will introduce a new stock agate page on Tuesday that includes more listings. An item on its website states, “The new grid offers more more stock listings and more information in a sharper, easier-to-read package. “Among the new features are listings of Top Mutual Funds and Widely Held Stocks. “The new […]

When daily metros began cutting printed stock listings

Twelve years ago this month, a major event in the evolution of business journalism occurred. The Star-Ledger in Newark cut its printed stock listings from its business section during the first week of September 2001. During the next decade, virtually every other metropolitan daily newspaper, and many smaller newspapers, would follow suit. That would lead […]

Oklahoma City paper revamps Money & Markets page

Don Mecoy, the business editor of The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, writes about the changes to the paper’s Money & Markets page. Mecoy writes, “That page, frequently referred to as the ‘stocks page’ by many of our readers, has shrunk over the years. Most newspapers, including The Oklahoman, used to carry multiple pages of stock […]