New look com­ing to the Spring­field Sun next week

Springfield Sun - - FRONT PAGE -

Change is the name of the game in the news in­dus­try.

For the past decade, the news business has un­der­gone nu­mer­ous trans­for­ma­tions — from the way the news is de­liv­ered to read­ers, to how read­ers in­ter­act with sto­ries, to the way we present our cov­er­age of our com­mu­ni­ties.

In the past few years, this spirit of trans­for­ma­tion has been most ap­par­ent in our dig­i­tal ef­forts. Now, when you visit Spring­field­Sun. com, you find new con­tent through­out the day. We aim to cover the events of your com­mu­nity as they hap- pen, de­liv­er­ing lo­cal news at the speed of life. Our sto­ries are com­ple­mented by photo gal­leries, videos and more dig­i­tal con­tent.

Amid all th­ese dig­i­tal changes, im­prov­ing our print prod­uct has al­ways re­mained a top pri­or­ity, and you’ll soon be able to see that.

Start­ing with our is­sue that hits news­stands Sun­day, Nov. 2, we’ll be de­but­ing a brand new look for your news­pa­per.

At its core, the re­design is meant to make the news­pa­per more use­ful to you.

You’ll find more quick bites of news and more ways for you to in­ter­act with us. Page A1 has been reimag­ined as a guide to start your week. There will be a mix of news for those with just a lit­tle time to spend with us along­side the longer sto­ries for those who have more time to en­gage.

Com­pre­hen­sively, the type of story you’ll find in the news­pa­per is chang­ing. As more peo­ple use dig­i­tal sources to find out “what” has hap­pened, the printed edi­tion be­comes the place to learn “why” it hap­pened. Look for broader, more ex­plana­tory sto­ries as well as for more anal­y­sis and com­men­tary.

The ap­pear­ance of the pa- per will change to adopt a cleaner, more mod­ern ty­pog­ra­phy.

Even though the meth­ods and pace at which we de­liver the news — through our web­site, www. S p r i n g f i e l d S u n . com, and our Face­book and Twit­ter ac­counts — have evolved, our print prod­uct re­mains. We aim for this up­dated style to en­hance your read­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Although change may be the name of the game in the news in­dus­try, some things will al­ways re­main the same.

We re­main com­mit­ted to bring­ing you the news that mat­ters to you and cov­er­ing your com­mu­nity. Serv­ing our read­ers by sup­ply­ing you with the in­for­ma­tion you need re­mains the rea­son we’re here, and that ded­i­ca­tion will not waiver — no mat­ter the look of our news­pa­per or web­site.

So after you check out our new look next week, we want to hear what you think, pos­i­tively and neg­a­tively. Email your thoughts to Ed­i­tor Thomas Celona at tcelona@mont­ We wel­come your com­ments, thoughts and sug­ges­tions. After all, this is your Spring­field Sun.

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