OLD Media Moves

KC Star to cut stock listings, add space for stories

May 24, 2006

Chris Lester, the Kansas City Star’s assistant manaing editor for business, wrote in Wednesday’s paper that the business section will be cutting its stock listings once again — this time from 3,000 to 1,000 stocks daily — and will use that space to provide additional editorial content.

Chris LesterLester writes, “we will be able to devote more space to news and feature stories in every business section we produce during the week, even though our sections will be printed on smaller pages. We managed to make that happen, in part, through a thorough review of our presentation of financial data in our stock and mutual fund pages.

“Readers will notice a variety of changes in the financial market tables aimed at providing concise, value-added market news while also opening up more room for stories.

“We are hardly alone in making such changes, which will mark the fourth financial table redesign we’ve made since 2000.”

Read more here. Lester said that there will be an additional two pages of editorial content on Tuesday and more than a page on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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