OLD Media Moves

Baltimore Sun losing standalone business section

July 1, 2008

The Baltimore Sun’s standalone business section will be eliminated by the end of the month, becoming the second Tribune paper to cut its business section.

The Hartford Courant announced this weekend that it would cut its business section.

Baltimore SunAssistant managing editor for business Bernie Kohn declined to comment. But sources tell Talking Biz News that the Sun will give business news two pages inside another section.

The Sunday consumer section will survive as a standalone section.

Other metro dailies that have cut their standalone business sections in the past year include the The (Raleigh) News & Observer, Denver Post, Orange County Register, Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, St. Petersburg Times, Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal, Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal, Monterey (Calif.) Herald, Palm Beach Post and Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal.

The San Francisco Chronicle has cut its standalone business section on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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