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A new day in The Sun

"WE WANTED A NEWSPAPER THAT BETTER REFLECTS THE DEMANDS AND INTERESTS OF READERS IN THIS BUSY, COMPLEX, HIGH-DEFINITION WORLD OF OURS."
DEAR READERS,

Welcome to a new day in The Sun.

After nearly a year of work and a lot of listening to our readers, we're unveiling the 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 the new Sun is brighter, with more color to enliven your reading and make it easier to find your favorite parts of the newspaper.

Bigger type and more color are only two of the changes in your new Sun.

We've added a new weekly section on Wednesday called Varsity, which significantly expands our coverage of local high school sports. In addition, we'll be theming our weekend Today sections, with expanded coverage of movies, entertainment, arts and things to do in your free time. And, we've re-envisioned the Sunday Perspective section, now called Ideas, with a focus on the people, ideas and trends that have an impact on your world. 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 same features you enjoyed in the old Sun. We've moved a few things around, but we have not cut back on the space we devote to news and features. Nor have we altered our commitment to be the indispensable source of news and information about Maryland, with the same aggressive, thoughtful, in-depth journalism that you've come to expect.

Our mission was to re-create The Sun in a way that respected the history and journalistic tradition of this 168-year-old institution, which has won 15 Pulitzer Prizes and many other top national journalism honors.

At the same time,we wanted a newspaper that better reflects the demands and interests of readers in this busy, complex, high-definition world of ours. Put simply, we wanted a newspaper that reflects the Maryland we chronicle: proud of its distinguished history, and yet contemporary in its thinking about imaginatively adapting to the 21st century.

Before unveiling this redesign today,we listened to many of you. We assembled an online panel of more than 200 loyal Sun readers early this year, and we solicited their feedback throughout the process. In addition, we interviewed dozens of Sun subscribers and potential readers, and involved our own employees across the company. We incorporated many of their suggestions in the newspaper you see today. Their feedback helped to make this a better newspaper.

Now, it's your turn. We'd like to hear from you. Please contact us at 410-539-1280 or email us at redesign@baltsun.com with your impressions of these changes and how we can improve on them.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
TIM FRANKLIN
Editor

DAILY GUIDE TO SECTIONS IN THE SUN
SUNDAY
'A' SECTION
MARYLAND
BUSINESS
SPORTS
A&E TODAY
MODERN LIFE
IDEAS

TRAVEL
REAL ESTATE
COMICS
TV WEEK
PARADE
ARUNDEL
HOWARD
CARROLL
HARFORD
MONDAY
'A' SECTION
MARYLAND
SPORTS
TODAY
GAMEDAY
(During Ravens football season)
TUESDAY
'A' SECTION
MARYLAND
BUSINESS
SPORTS
TODAY
WEDNESDAY
'A' SECTION
MARYLAND
BUSINESS
SPORTS
TODAY
WORKING
TASTE
ARUNDEL
HOWARD
VARSITY
(During school sports season)
THURSDAY
'A' SECTION
MARYLAND
BUSINESS
SPORTS
TODAY
LIVE!
FRIDAY
'A' SECTION
MARYLAND
BUSINESS
SPORTS
MOVIES TODAY
HEALTH
&SCIENCE
ARUNDEL
HOWARD
LIFE
SATURDAY
'A' SECTION
MARYLAND
BUSINESS
SPORTS
GO TODAY

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