LA Times and Chicago Trib considering cutting stock listings
The story was in the Wall Street Journal this morning. You can read it here.
This does not surprise me. Many newspapers have cut their stock listings in the past few years, and some papers only run the stocks that are widely held in their area. But the big metropolitan papers have always run a complete stock price listing. It’s been one of the backbones of the business sections in these cities.
I fear that cutting the stock listings means a smaller news hole for many business sections, which means fewer stories and fewer business reporters. And that can not be a good thing for us.