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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

UK: The Independent changes design

Not even a year after going completely compact, The Independent has changed its look again. Independent editor Simon Kelner introduces readers to a new design," which has been given a fresh, modern look." After complaints from readers about the number of pull-out sections, Britain's first quality compact daily will whittle them down to one a day covering a different topic each weekday. Media listings, art pages and general features were also incorporated in an expanded main body of the paper. As the British elections approach, one page a day will be contributed to news about Westminster. Kelner opens the paper up to criticism, calling on its readers to continue sending suggestions. Apparently he was able to appease advertisers, who were a bit peeved by the new design (see posting here).

Source: The Independent

Posted by john burke on April 12, 2005 at 03:57 PM in d. Design and infographics , e. Compact vs. broadsheet, g. Photojournalism, h. Young readers / New readers, k. Circulation and newspaper launches, q. Regional and ethnic newspapers | Permalink

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