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Monday, January 26, 2009

Where’s the Biz News?

It’s old news that newspapers and media companies are struggling to deal with a changing economy. But we’re now seeing the impact.

One key result, as pointed out in the Talking Biz News blog http://tinyurl.com/c8ntwg: Yahoo News and Google News will find fewer business stories to find:

  • At least 44 daily newspapers have cut their stand-alone business sections during the week.
  • At least 16 daily newspapers have eliminated their stand-alone Sunday or Monday business sections.
  • At least another 14 business media outlets have cut their staffs covering business and economics news.

What has left newsrooms around the country is years of experience covering business and economic issues. While blogs like this are interesting to read, they don’t come close to providing the type and depth of coverage from people who have years of experience digging up news.