The Sioux Falls Argus Leader, a Gannett newspaper, becomes the next newspaper to announce that it is cutting its stock listings. The South Dakota newspaper, which has a daily circulation of about 50,000, will make the cuts on April 4, which is next Tuesday. It joins smaller newspapers in Asbury Park, N.J.; El Paso, Texas; Bloomington, Ill., and others that have made similar moves. The Argus Leader is the biggest newspaper in South Dakota.
Among the bigger papers that have cut stock listings so far this year are the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Rocky Mountain News, Orlando Sentinel and Cincinnati Enquirer.
Argus Leader Executive Editor Randall Beck writes, “The Argus Leader soon will be redesigning its daily stock listings, and we need your help. Starting Tuesday, April 4, we will be replacing the current list of prices from the New York Stock Exchange with a summary of stocks of local interest and the most actively traded, as well as major indexes and changes in the commodities and livestock markets.
“This change will allow us to devote more space to local news. Here’s how you can help: If there is a specific stock you would like to see included in the daily listings, please e-mail us at stocks@argusleader .com or send a letter to the Argus Leader, Box 5034, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5034, Attn: Stock Listings.”
Read the announcement here.