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Welcome to a new day inThe Sun.
After nearly a year of work and a lot oflistening to our readers, we're unveilingthe first redesign of The Sun in a decade.As you can see, the new Sun has bigger,bolder type that's easier to read. And thenew Sun is brighter, with more color toenliven your reading and make it easierto find your favorite parts of the newspaper.
Bigger type and more color are onlytwo of the changes in your new Sun.
We've added a new weekly section onWednesday called Varsity, which significantlyexpands our coverage of local highschool sports. In addition, we'll be themingour weekend Today sections, withexpanded coverage of movies, entertainment,arts and things to do in your freetime. And, we've re-envisioned theSunday Perspective section, now calledIdeas, with a focus on the people, ideasand trends that have an impact on yourworld. All of these changes -- and others-- are detailed in this reader guide. (View the daily guide to sections in The Sun)
Your new Sun still contains the samefeatures you enjoyed in the old Sun.We've moved a few things around, butwe have not cut back on the space wedevote to news and features. Nor havewe altered our commitment to be theindispensable source of news and informationabout Maryland, with the sameaggressive, thoughtful, in-depth journalismthat you've come to expect.
Our mission was to re-create The Sun ina way that respected the history andjournalistic tradition of this 168-year-oldinstitution, which has won 15 PulitzerPrizes and many other top national journalismhonors.
At the same time,we wanted a newspaperthat better reflects the demands andinterests of readers in this busy, complex,high-definition world of ours. Put simply,we wanted a newspaper that reflects theMaryland we chronicle: proud of its distinguishedhistory, and yet contemporaryin its thinking about imaginativelyadapting to the 21st century.
Before unveiling this redesign today,welistened to many of you. We assembledan online panel of more than 200 loyalSun readers early this year, and wesolicited their feedback throughout theprocess. In addition, we intervieweddozens of Sun subscribers and potentialreaders, and involved our own employeesacross the company. We incorporatedmany of their suggestions in the newspaperyou see today. Their feedback helpedto make this a better newspaper.
Now, it's your turn. We'd like to hear fromyou. Please contact us at 410-539-1280 oremail us at firstname.lastname@example.org withyour impressions of these changes andhow we can improve on them.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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