Bob Poliachik, a subscriber to The (Raleigh) News & Observer, writes to the paper about his concern over the paper’s decision to cut its standalone business section and move business news into its metro section and the message that sends to readers.
Poliachik writes, “For years, the newspaper industry has taught us that the closer you are to the front page, the more important the news. It is disturbing to me, a subscriber for more than 18 years and a small business owner, that business is not as important as it once was to The N&O.
“Is there any possibility that The N&O can switch the order of local news and business news? Or at least swap days (Business first on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) or ‘share’ the front page of the section?
“I fear that Business not getting the emphasis it once did doesn’t bode well for the future of business at large in the Triangle.”
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