OLD Media Moves

Patriot-News considers cutting stock listings, expanding biz coverage

April 30, 2006

The Harrisburg Patriot-News in Pennsylvania is considering cutting its stock listings from three pages a day to one, but editor Tom Barstow says the space will be used to provide more business news to its readers.

Tom BarstowBarstow writes, “To me, it’s a hands-down decision. Why publish two pages of stocks that few people might need when we might be able to get in a lot more of the news that affects the business community in central Pennsylvania, such as the following:

More articles and news features about local businesses, trends and issues.

Awards people have won.

Promotions and new hires.

A more comprehensive calendar of business events.

Real-estate happenings.

“I have let you know what I think. Now I want to know what you think. A final decision hasn’t been made.

“Would you be better served with the current stock listings, or with space set aside for more business news from the community?”

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