The front page of businessjournalism.org is a a sad commentary on the state of daily newspapers. Here are the current front-page stories:
Inside the Weekly’s Winning Playbook —Columnist Jonathan Higuera says weeklies have an upper hand because they clearly understand their audience.
Imitating the Weekly — “Why don’t you dailies start copying what works for the weekly business papers?” Blogger Chris Roush asks the question.
Add that to April 3 story in Columbia Journalism Review: RIP: Stand-Alone Biz Section — They were thin, sure, but they were something. The article included this chart of the disappearing section:
One thing the chart doesn’t include were all the Monday tabloid sections started by daily newspapers to combat the growing local business journals at that time. Those sections began to disappear several years to the standalone Monday sections.