Media Moves

Calgary paper overhauls business section

October 7, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

Lorne Motley, the editor of the Calgary Herald in Canada, writes Friday about the changes to the paper’s business section.

Motley writes, “What will be most readily apparent will be the number of stories and analysis dedicated to the effect of the energy sector – the primary driver of what happens in Calgary and Alberta business, and the national economy. We have doubled the amount of news space dedicated to the energy industry, to more effectively bring you what is happening with Calgary companies and news about the oil and gas world beyond – and why.

“Online, breaking news comes first at our new and bigger business section at, which features an increased focus on Calgary and Alberta.

“Although the energy industry tends to dominate business dealings in Alberta, we also want to highlight the many other important industries that are vital to our economy.

“That’s why readers will also find a page dedicated to a number of sectors, which will vary daily: technology and innovation, transportation, retail and consumer spending and manufacturing and industry. We’ll also keep a sharp eye on real estate trends, agriculture and forestry. And you can look for profiles of Calgary’s movers and shakers as well as a new weekly feature on what’s happening downtown — the hub of business in our city. Readers will also see an expansion of our Sunday Money section, and the ever-popular look at Calgary’s small and medium entrepreneurs on Mondays.”

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