Chicago Dailies To Go on New Year’s Diet

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By: E&P Staff

Chicago’s two major dailies put themselves on a New Year’s diet Monday.

The Chicago Sun-Times killed its TV book, and the Chicago Tribune, which had already eliminated almost all daily stock listings, said that next Saturday it would further trim the number of stocks listed in its weekend roundup.

The Chicago Sun-Times notified readers it was folding its free-standing TV Prevue that came inserted with Sunday editions. Dec. 31’s Prevue was the final issue, the newspaper said.

“The decision comes as information on TV programming is becoming much more readily available in the daily newspaper, on the Internet, and on the TV screen itself,” the Sun-times said.

Instead of a TV book, readers will get a daily prime-time programming grid in the Sunday edition, just as they do on weekdays and Saturdays.

The Tribune said that beginning Jan. 6, it would reduce the number of NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX and mutual fund listings, “and add richer analysis across more categories to help you make wiser investment decisions.”

The paper said after the reductions, it will publish more than 2,000 NYSE listings, more than 800 NASDAQ and AMEX issues, and more than 700 mutual funds.

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