The Seattle Times has cut its standalone business section, writes Andrea James of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Other metro dailies that have cut their standalone business sections in the past year include the The St. Petersburg Times, The Tampa Tribune, The (Raleigh) News & Observer, Denver Post, Orange County Register, Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal, Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal, Monterey (Calif.) Herald, Palm Beach Post and Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal.
The San Francisco Chronicle has cut its standalone business section on Mondays and Tuesdays.
James writes, “The Seattle P-I is considering which sections to merge.
“‘Like many newspapers across the country, we’re consolidating sections in order to save on production costs,’ Times Executive Editor David Boardman said Monday in a front-page memo.
“In February, both newspapers will shrink by 1 inch in width. And last month, both papers raised their prices.”
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