Moving stock prices online part of a growing trend
Bill Brewer, the business editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel, writes about the paper’s decision to cut its printed stock and mutual fund listings and move that data online.
Brewer writes, “Eliminating the stock listings is a matter of economics, and a reflection of the increased importance the Internet is playing in our business, as in so many others.
“The News Sentinel’s Business staff has been expanding its Web presence for months. We have launched business-related blogs written by our reporters. We have created a Web site dedicated to local business news with national and international coverage included. We’ve been breaking business news as it happens, in real time, on Knoxvillebiz.com. We are sending out free daily e-mail messages with business news updates to anyone who wants to receive them, and delivering alerts via e-mail or cell phone text when important news is unfolding.
“At the same time, we remain committed to producing the best daily and Sunday Business sections and Business Journal in the region.
“Although the stock and mutual fund lists are now online, we will continue to have a Money & Markets page in the Business section that will give you daily snapshots of interest rates, commodities, foreign exchange, stock market and mutual fund performance and our popular stocks of local interest listing.”
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