Building a better newspaper for you


POSTED: Monday, April 13, 2009

Times change, you change, we change.

Today we introduce the new Star-Bulletin — a new format, a new way of presenting the news and a new delivery schedule.

Our new format is known in most of the world as a compact, as opposed to our previous broadsheet format. The Society of Newspaper Design recently honored its five “;World's Best Designed”;”; newspapers for 2008 — and four are compacts.

It noted that while some papers in the U.S. have moved to a narrower broadsheet, “;the move elsewhere from broadsheet to compact (aka tabloid) is inexorable, logical and offers what readers, particularly younger readers, desire.”;

We will present the news in a lively, organized, easy-to-read paper, and we might look, at times, more like a magazine. But while we might look and feel different, our commitment to news has not changed.

We will give you all you need on the big stories and enough on the other stories to keep you up to date. And we will continue to run the in-depth stories and projects that you have come to expect in the Star-Bulletin.

So how is it organized? By sections, much the same way as before. We have the same sections with much of the same content. We also have a new opinion section — Views & Voices — that offers our (and your) take on the news.

Along with a new way to present the news is a new way to deliver it. Look for the Star-Bulletin to hit your doorstep every morning — we are no longer “;the afternoon newspaper”; for anyone. Many subscribers already receive it in the morning. Starting today, it arrives everywhere at dawn.

Take a look and let us know what you think — what works, what doesn't, what you would like to see more of, or less of, or any other comments — favorable or not so favorable.

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