OLD Media Moves

Honolulu paper cuts standalone business section

December 14, 2008

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin is cutting its standalone business section during the week, but adding pages to its Sunday business section, editor Frank Bridgewater writes in the Sinday paper.

Bridgewater writes, “A new section, Hawaii, will carry local news. Most of what has been on page 2 will move to page 2 of the Hawaii section. Obituaries also will run in this section. The Business section will become part of the Hawaii section, anchoring the last several pages. There will be one page of stock and mutual fund prices, instead of two, reflecting the move by investors to the Internet for market quotes. You can always find quotes for Hawaii stocks and mutual funds and all other stocks at starbulletin.com/business.”

Later, he adds, “Also, with the markets’ turmoil commanding so much attention, we are adding two pages of analysis, lists and highlights to our Sunday Business section – one page on stocks and one on mutual funds. Today they are pages 8 and 9 in Business.”

Read more here.

Other newspapers that have cut their standalone business section include the Boston Globe, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Orange County Register, St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune, The (Raleigh) News & Observer, Denver Post, Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal, Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal, Monterey (Calif.) Herald, Palm Beach Post and Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal.

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