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'S.I. Advance' Drops TV Book -- Gets 1,500 Complaints

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'S.I. Advance' Drops TV Book -- Gets 1,500 Complaints

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The Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance has received more than 1,500 reader complaints since it dropped its TV Book on Sunday, according to Editor Brian Laline, who said the weekly tab was eliminated in a cost-cutting move.

But he said the paper is considering bringing back the popular product, which sparked about 400 calls to the newsroom on Sunday alone. "The reaction has been significant, so we may take another look at it," Laline said, noting reaction came both in phone calls and e-mails. "People do seem to like it. When people didn't get it in their Sunday Advance, they were concerned about it."

The 56,875 daily-circulation paper has a Sunday circulation of 69,311. It is owned by Advance Publications.

Noting the rising cost of newsprint and an increase in television listings from other sources, Laline said the paper sought to reduce expenses by dropping the book.

"You are always looking at your paper to see what is discussed," he said about the popularity of such features. "This reaction sent a very strong message that people love the paper. …

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