New format, new features
The new format of The PatriotNews enabled newsroom staff to add new features including an 8-page puzzle section and more weather coverage. The Sport section, meantime, reverted from a tabloid to a broadsheet in a bid to accommodate more coverage and photos. “We have such great sports photography,” said Cate Barron, vice president of content for Patriot-News parent Pennsylvania Media Group. “That was the No. 1 thing propelling the move back to a broadsheet.” Barron said the daily also received a very positive response to its broadsheet Penn State section published during football season.