OLD Media Moves

New York paper revamps biz coverage

April 26, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Steve Sink, the business editor of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, writes about how the Gannett paper’s business coverage is being revamped.

Sink writes, “We’ll devote this section each Sunday to those whose vision and determination enabled Rochester to be a national leader during both the recession and recovery, as Parker described and as Jeff Blackwell’s story on this page attests.

“New Sunday features include contributions from the community. We have a whole bunch of smart people writing blog postings at our new Web section — RochesterNext.com — and we’ll give you highlights each week on Page 2E. In addition, we’ll tap an expert to address key issues on Page 4E.

“Staffer Sean Lahman’s first-rate reporting on local patents, which had been running on Mondays, moves into a new natural home in this section on Page 3E. Sean will be joined on the page by a Q-and-A with a local businessperson who won’t necessarily be a well-known name but who will be worth an introduction.

“We kept some favorite features, including Tom Tobin’s Comings and Goings column on new and departing businesses, and Nick Francesco’s long-running computer help column.”

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