Explorer editor to chat about new newspaper format

February 6, 2009

Elvyn Jones

The De Soto Explorer went to a tab size with the Feb. 5 issue. If you have any questions about what this means to the paper, ask editor Elvyn Jones

This chat has already taken place. Read the transcript below.



Why was the change to the tab size made?

Elvyn Jones:

There were some financial considerations, but surveys have shown readers like the small size, which is easier to hold and navigate.

Question: Will there be content changes with the new format?

Elvyn J. Jones:
The format affords the staff to continue the same coverage. In addition, several features have been added. Those include a 5 questions feature in which we quiz a newsmaker in the community about a current topic, a Neighbors feature that introduces readers to a community member, Points of view on the editorial page in which resident respond to questions of community interest and Our Town, a weekly picture photo package.


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