Archive for Thursday, February 5, 2009

Newspapers reveal new look

Sentinel, Chieftain now printed in tabloid format

February 5, 2009

Welcome to the new Basehor Sentinel and Bonner Springs Chieftain.

Beginning with today’s edition, the newspapers are being printed in tabloid format — a more compact design than readers have enjoyed in the past with their newspapers.

The papers also are adding features, including a seven-day weather outlook (page 2), a photo package that focuses on events around “Our Hometown” (page 18) and “5 Questions” on topics in the news (page 2).

The new design is intended to be easier for readers to handle and navigate. It also will offer advertisers a new package of standardized ad sizes.

“The smaller page format is designed to ease our production costs but still offer readers and advertisers, in tandem with and, the best local news product available,” said John Taylor, editor of the newspapers.

Timely news and feature stories, which readers have come to expect, will continue as usual, Taylor said. Other changes include changing to a new crossword puzzle and dropping the Magic Maze and Go Figure puzzles. The crossword and popular Sudoku puzzles can be found in the classified advertising section.

“We might arrive at your home in a smaller package, but we’ll still have big news,” Taylor said.


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