OLD Media Moves

Hartford Courant to cut standalone biz section, stock listings

June 29, 2008

The Hartford Courant newspaper will start putting its business section in the A section and put all stock listings on its Web site, writes managing editor Barbara Roessner in Sunday’s paper.

Hartford CourantRoessner writes, “Connecticut business news, and reporting on the economy and personal finance, will also move into the A section on weekdays. A more magazine-style approach will consolidate shorter blasts of news into a daily summary, and give more in-depth treatment to issues of particular relevance to our readers, from the trajectory of the local housing market to Pratt & Whitney’s chances of winning a new contract.

“Stock tables will move online, where most readers are already accustomed to going for the daily gyrations of the market. National and international news will be treated similarly — in brief and in depth — in the A section.”

Read more here. Roessner also writes that the paper’s Sunday Consumer section will be beefed-up. She also noted that some staffers were “appalled” at moving business news into the A section.

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