Media Moves

Arizona Daily Star tinkers with stock listings

June 24, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Debbie Kornmiller, the reader representative at the Arizona Daily Star, writes Sunday that the paper continues to tinker with its stock listings after cutting them earlier this monrh.

Tim StellerShe wrote, “While there is no plan to return to the former format, [business editor Tim] Steller said his department is listening to readers and will tinker with the market report in an attempt to give Southern Arizonans the business news they need to help them make informed decisions.

“‘In the first days after the new page was launched June 12, we realized our new foreign-exchange chart was inadequate, so we returned to the old format, listing both how much of a foreign currency each dollar will buy, and how many dollars each unit of foreign currency buys.’

“‘Another common thread among reader requests is that we go back to listing dividends and 52-week highs and lows for stocks. We are seeking a way to do that now and plan to do so on Saturdays as soon as we can complete a new design, which could be in place as soon as Saturday.’

“‘Some people have said that they see a stock listed, then it disappears. That happens because we have some permanent selections that readers have requested, and the rest of the list is filled out with the most widely traded stocks that day,’ Steller e-mailed.”

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