OLD Media Moves

Florida paper returns some stock information to paper

February 11, 2007

The Fort Myers News-Press, which last month cut its stock listings, is now bringing back some of that data after receiving complaints from about 500 readers, wrote Kate Marymont, the paper’s executive editor.

Fort Myers News-PressMarymont said, “In today’s Business section you will find a more complete review of the week.

“For Sunday editions we have added more than two pages of material, expanding mutual fund and stock market listings. There also is additional space for analysis of market changes, columns and stories.

“The Sunday stock and mutual fund report grows from two pages to four pages.

“For daily editions, we have changed how we use the reduced space.

“Many readers said they need information about dividends, so we have restored that information.

“We had thought that combining exchanges would let us fit in more listings, but the combined listing was unpopular with readers. We have reverted to separate listings.

“Finally, we have added about 1,500 stock listings that readers requested. That leaves room for about 800 most-active listings each day.”

Read more here. The Fort Myers paper is not the first to return some of its stock listings after cutting them. The Washington Post has added back some of its stock listings twice due to reader complaints.

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