Times Herald gets a new look
We’re changing! How many times have we told you that in the past few years?
Our industry is constantly evolving, and we’re changing right along with it so we can continue to provide you with the most up-to-date news and information possible.
For some of you, the change is going to be a little hard to take. Let’s face it, we’ve been around for 215 years, and some of
you have been reading The Times Herald for a good portion, if not all, of your adult lives.
Just remember, when you put new siding on your house, it looks a lot different on the outside, but inside, it’s still home.
Our new siding includes a completely new name plate, some fresh new paint and a few additions to the outside of the house that may seem a little out of place at first, but once you settle back in your favorite chair with your new Times Herald, you’ll quickly realize we’re still bringing you the local news, entertainment and sports that’s important to you.
Since we’re doing all the changes at once we didn’t have a chance to put up one of those, “Please bear with us while we’re under construction” signs, but we do ask for your patience as we transition into this new design.
Starting Sept. 9, in just two days, your new newspaper will be in your hands. You’ll see new features throughout the paper, including information boxes that will give you a glimpse of what’s inside the paper, what’s inside a story, or simply a snapshot of an issue or topic.
The front of your paper has been redesigned as a guide to get you going. There will be a mix of information for those with just a little time, and longer stories for those who have more time to spend with us.
We have a new Entertainment page coming on Fridays. Since we transitioned to the new Ticket, which is also getting a fresh coat of paint, we’ve realized there are some local events that are being relegated to listing status when they could use their own story, so you’ll find them on our new Entertainment page.
As we continue to evolve, we’re realizing more people are using our digital platforms to find out “what” has happened, and our print edition is becoming the place to learn “why” something has happened. Our journalists are evolving as well and will be bringing you more explanatory stories for analysis, and we’ll continue to expand our reach on the Opinion page with local voices offering a wide array of perspectives.
We are increasing the size of the type used on our pages. It will be a little thinner, and may seem like it is actually a little smaller than the type we use now, but it is actually larger.
All of these changes are being made to help us remain relevant in your lives. We’ve labored over every decision and we’re confident that you’re going to like your new Times Herald.
Please take your time with your new newspaper. Let the new look and feel sink in, and then shoot me an email or give me a call to let me know what you think.
Also, please remember, we did not take any of these changes lightly. We take our responsibility to the communities we serve very seriously, and at the end of the day, we want to make sure we’re providing you with the most comprehensive information, analysis, commentary, advertising and access you need in your life.
Stan Huskey is the editor of The Times Herald. He can be reached at 484679-8472 or at shuskey@ timesherald.com. Follow him @StanHuskey onTwitter.