New CNBC web site is live

As of 10:20 p.m. Sunday, the new CNBC site has gone live. The business news cable network had said that it would officially launch on Dec. 4, splitting itself from MSN Money, where it had posted news and information for the past six months. The network is planning a huge day on Monday to attract […]

Wall Street Journal to unveil redesign on Monday

The Wall Street Journal is expected to unveil changes to its design at a press conference in New York on Monday, according to an Associated Press story. The AP story stated, “Robert Christie, a spokesman for Dow Jones & Co., which publishes the Journal, described several of the features generally but declined to provide fuller […]

Fresno paper removes stock indicators from front page, and hears about it

The Fresno Bee recently took away the major stock market indicators on the front page of its business section, reasoning that the same information was contained inside the paper on the stock pages. Big mistake. Readers complained. Kris Eldred, assistant managing editor, wrote, “One change was to remove the stock indicators — the red and […]

Georgia paper moves biz section

The Walton Tribune, which serves a community outside of Atlanta, has moved publishing its business section from Sunday to Wednesday, Patrick Graham writes on today’s paper. Graham stated, “We have moved the Business section from Sunday to Wednesday so we can continue to provide our readers with local features and columns about topics of interest […]

WSJ weekend draws more readers and ads

MediaWeek takes a look at the Saturday edition of The Wall Street Journal more than one year after its launch and noted that the extra issue has added more readers to the publication as well as more advertisers. Lucia Moses wrote, “More than a year after its Sept. 17, 2005 debut, publisher Gordon Crovitz insists […]

Idaho Biz Review revamps web site

The Idaho Business Review, a weekly business publication based in Boise, has revamped its web site to include more stories. Managing editor John Foster says on his blog, “We’ve expanded the number of Idaho Business News stories appearing on the main page, and we’ve added a blurb underneath each headline to give you a better […]

More than 2,600 readers complain about cut stock listings

Deborah Howell, the ombudsman for the Washington Post, noted in her Saturday column that more than 2,600 “vociferous” readers complained about the decision by the paper to cut its stock listings this week. Howell wrote, “The Post may be the last big newspaper to be doing this; most did so years ago. And most stockholders […]

CNBC hires staff to prepare for Web site relaunch

Business news cable channel CNBC has hired six people to work on its website, which will relaunch on Dec. 4. CNBC.com is currently part of MSNBC.com. “We’ve recruited all-stars from across the industry to create a ‘game-changing’ site that perfectly complements our worldwide television network while offering a breadth and depth of business news coverage […]

WSJ to unveil slimmer version next month

The Wall Street Journal plans to unveil its revamped, slimmer design at a Dec. 4 event, according to a Bloomberg story. The changes will allow it to offer more color and photography. The Bloomberg story stated, “The redesigned newspaper will be shown to the public at a Dec. 4 event at the Morgan Library. The […]

The onslaught continues: Houston Chronicle cuts stocks

The Houston Chronicle joined the deluge on Tuesday, becoming the latest major metropolitan newspaper to announce that it was cutting its stock listings in an attempt to save space. Its cutting its stocks from three pages to one. Interestingly, it had been weeks since a newspaper had announced that it was cutting stock listings. But […]