OLD Media Moves

Boston Globe to cut standalone business section

October 17, 2008

The Boston Globe announced Friday that it will cut its standalone business section during the week, beginning next week, reports Jesse Noyes of the Boston Business Journal.

Noyes writes, “The paper will no longer publish a free-standing business section — it will be folded into the a newly named ‘Metro’ section — except on Sundays.

“The Globe, which has seen its revenue and circulation plummet in recent years, says it will save about 24 pages per week in printing costs.

“The Globe said the paper will be divided into four sections: a ‘Main News’ section containing international, national and editorial content; a ‘Metro’ section containing regional news, business coverage and obituaries; a sports section; and a tabloid style section titled ‘g’ containing arts, movies, theater, restaurant and movies coverage.”

Read more here. The standalone business section will remain on Sundays.Â

Other metro papers that have cut their standalone business section during the week include the Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Orange County Register, St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune, The (Raleigh) News & Observer, Denver Post, Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal, Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal, Monterey (Calif.) Herald, Palm Beach Post and Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal.

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