OLD Media Moves

Michigan paper cuts daily biz page

December 18, 2008

The Bay City Times newspaper in Michigan announced that it is cutting its dedicated business page during the week and its stock listings in the Saturday paper.

John Hiner, the paper’s editor, writes, “Readers will notice changes to the printed newspaper, beginning today, that reflect our need to control costs. Most local news content will remain intact, but space reductions mean we are dropping the following:

“A dedicated Business page in weekday papers, including local stocks and markets; the daily horoscope and one of two daily TV grids; Young Times on Monday and the Mini-Page on Tuesday; stock listings on Saturday.

“Some local content, such as the Prep Page and Environment Page, both on Thursday, will be reformatted to fit available space.

“Some features you’ve come to expect will be available exclusively online at www.mlive.com/bctimes; in those instances, we’ll provide clear directions in the printed paper to such content.”

Read more here. Bay City is north of Saginaw and Flint.

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