OLD Media Moves

Sarasota cuts stock listings, adds Money page

March 26, 2006

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune announced in its Sunday paper that it is added a Money page to the business section during the week where national columnists will run. To make room, it’s cutting some of the information it has previously offered with its stock listings.

Herald-TribuneThe paper states, “The listings in Saturday and Sunday editions will offer readers the more in-depth details about their stocks. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq tables will no longer have year-to-date and dividends listed Tuesday through Friday.

“There will be no changes to the American Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, world markets or foreign exchange rates.

“And we’ve beefed up our stock market Web page with some great financial tools. Just type www.heraldtribune.com/stocks in your browser.”

I think it’s a smart move by the Herald-Tribune, a New York Times newspaper, not to cut its stock listings completely. The Sarasota market, where I once worked as a business reporter, is a primarily elderly populaton that, I am assuming, prefers to get its stock prices in the newspaper and not on the Internet.

Read the announcement here.

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