The new New Zealand Herald

The Herald has announced:

The weekday New Zealand Heraldwill move to compact format on Monday, September 10, APN New Zealand announced today.

The redesign of the homepage will also go live on this day.

Will be interesting to see both designs.

The new-look newspaper will feature new sections and a stronger focus on investigative journalism.

Excellent, if investigative is in the Kitchin/Fisher mould.

The Monday-to-Friday newspaper will have at least three sections each day – a “main book” of news, world, opinion and sport, a stapled business liftout, and a daily lifestyle or special-interest magazine.

On Monday, this will be a new magazine (to be announced shortly); on Tuesday, Travel; on Wednesday, Viva and Driven; on Thursday, TimeOut and on Friday, SuperSport and The Business.

The business lift-out seems a good idea.

“While we’ll be compact in size, we will not be reducing our editorial space – in fact, our news section will be bigger,” said Currie.

“We’re expanding the specialist topics our reporters are covering – readers can expect to see a lot more news content that’s relevant to modern-day New Zealand, including science and technology, environment, and social and property issues.”

Currie said the Herald’s stable of columnists would expand, with new names to be announced in coming weeks.

This will also be of interest. Maybe they could just clone Brian Rudman 🙂

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