Acknowledging the futility of broadly (and blandly) reporting stock and bond closing prices, today the N&O announced:

“Starting Tuesday, The News & Observer is changing the way it provides information on the stock market.”

The good news? They plan to deepen and expand both local coverage and general analysis.

I’ve been wondering how long the local print media would continue with stale stock reports. Real time quotes, company profiles, timely news updates, Edgar on-line and scam-ridden forums are only a click away at places like Yahoo Finance.

I hope the town follows the N&O’s lead and honors its commitment (soon) to publish the Council’s flash reports in real time on the town’s website.

Waiting to publish stale news electronically using an image PDF of a paper newsletter layout is so last decade…

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