OLD Media Moves

Michigan paper cuts standalone business section

February 8, 2009

The Ann Arbor News in Michigan says it will no longer produce a daily business section.

A brief in Sunday’s paper states, “Starting today, local business coverage, led by reporters Stefanie Murray and Tina Reed, will more often land on pages A1 and A3. Items such as the daily local stocks listing and business briefs will be elsewhere in our main Local section. We no longer will produce a daily business section.

“Our entertainment coverage will be part of our regular pages, instead of the weekly Spotlight tabloid. This means you’ll find Thursday’s local previews, restaurant reviews and features inside an expanded Thursday edition. Further, you can scan complete listings for the Ann Arbor area and the rest of the state online at mlive.com/ann-arbor.

“‘These moves are part of ongoing changes that we’ve written about before,’ said Jim Knight, managing editor at The News. ‘What we do best is cover the local news in our region. It’s what makes our product unique, and we remain committed to meeting that need.'”

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