PR consultant Denise Graveline is warning on her blog that the effect of business sections cutting stock listings for the public relations profession means that the flacks will have to fight harder to get their stories in the paper.
Graveline writes, “The change is a 2006 phenomenon, with papers in Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta cutting back or eliminating listings this year. Today, the New York Times announced it will follow suit, printing complete financial tables only in the Sunday edition and replacing daily and Saturday tables with expanded online features and two pages of market and economic information in the print editions. While rising newsprint costs are behind the change, there’s speculation that readers will revolt…and that, without the financial tables as a core, business coverage may dwindle. Will you be fighting to get stories into a smaller business section? Stay tuned…”
Read her blog here.