Changes to Spokane business section
Gary Graham, editor of The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., writes Saturday about changes to its business news coverage.
Graham writes, “Longtime business columnist Bert Caldwell is our new Editorial Page editor, so we no longer have his authoritative voice on the Sunday Business cover page. Caldwell’s promotion prompted us to develop new ways to improve our local focus in the Sunday section. Assistant City Editor Scott Maben, who oversees our business coverage, summarized the changes that readers will begin seeing in this Sunday’s edition:
“‘Look for more stories on local business and consumer trends, unique companies in our region, and business leaders sharing their insights.
“‘We also added a weekly ‘Community Snapshot’ provided by Eastern Washington University’s Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis. These graphs reveal much about how we live, work and play – from housing and employment, to recreation and transportation, to education and health care.’
“Maben said the front page of Sunday Business also will include a preview of local and national events in the coming week, and a syndicated column on subjects such as the workplace, money management, retirement and technology.
“Maben also noted that on Page 2 we’ve added a weekly consumer tip from the local Better Business Bureau, and we’ve reorganized Business Beat to report news items by industry. Look for more retail and development news in Business Beat in the weeks ahead.”
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