By Steve Outing
So, on April 4, the New York Times will cease publishing stock tables on Tuesdays through Saturdays and beef up its online stocks service. It will run two pages of market and economic information in the print edition. NYT’s decision follows a number of other newspapers dropping or severely trimming stock tables (including Tribune Co.’s major papers, and even my local paper, which is owned by Scripps).
This is a trend I’ve been anticipating for a long time, for the simple reason that most people get their stock data online now (and it’s not 12 hours or more old). When an industry leader like NYT makes the move, you know that printed newspaper stock tables are finally on the way out. Watch this trend accelerate now.