Cleveland daily cuts standalone business section
A pullout section in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Sunday about changes being made at the paper confirmed that it will not have a daily business section anymore.
The Plain Dealer will only have a freestanding business section on Sundays. On other days, business content will be wrapped into the main news section.
The move comes less than a week after the paper laid off some of its staff, including business editor Randy Roguski. In addition, the two assistant business editors were moved to other jobs. However, people who remain on staff say that the paper will try to hire a new business editor.
While most metro dailies cut their standalone business sections in 2008 and 2009, the recent trend has been that some of those papers — most notably the Orange County Register in California and the Chicago Tribune — have been bringing back standalone business sections.
However, there is speculation that the Arizona Republic in Phoenix will also soon cut its standalone business section.