OLD Media Moves

The onslaught continues: Houston Chronicle cuts stocks

November 14, 2006

The Houston Chronicle joined the deluge on Tuesday, becoming the latest major metropolitan newspaper to announce that it was cutting its stock listings in an attempt to save space. Its cutting its stocks from three pages to one.

Houston ChronicleInterestingly, it had been weeks since a newspaper had announced that it was cutting stock listings. But on Tuesday, the Chronicle joined the Washington Post and the Scripps newspapers in Florida in making such a decision.

Jeff Cohen wrote, “As readers move increasingly to the Internet for real-time information on how stocks and mutual funds are performing, this move will open up space for additional business news and features.

“The new one-page Market Summary will provide a daily overview on the markets, a spotlight on energy prices, a daily feature on market activity or news affecting the market, and six snapshots of stocks in the news.

“And over the next few weeks, the Chronicle will roll out new features and expanded business coverage, including:

•More in-depth energy coverage — in print and online daily — from the Chronicle’s expanded team of energy reporters.
•More coverage of the Houston legal community, including a regular column.
•Increased coverage of personal finance and financial news.
•And continued expansion of Houston real estate coverage.

To track your stocks and mutual funds, go online to chron.com/markets, where you can customize a portfolio to follow your investments and get in-depth stock market information

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