Give us your feedback on the new design and expanded features in the AnnArbor.com newspaper
Welcome to your redesigned AnnArbor.com newspaper. In addition to the new design that we've introduced, we've also added new features to the Thursday and Sunday paper, and we're interested in hearing what you think of them.
We told our readers last Sunday that these improvements were coming, and we also assured you that while we're adding new content to the paper in a variety of areas, our focus will continue to be heavily on local news coverage.
While we're continuing the traditional format and sectioning of the paper, we do want to point out some changes you'll see as you go through the paper today.
For the Thursday edition, the changes include:
- A local opinion page inside the A section, which is new for us, as well as a page offering opinion and commentary on statewide issues.
- More state and national news inside the A section.
- An expanded page of team standings and statistics in the Sports section — what sports fans commonly refer to as the agate page.
- The third section of the paper is now an Entertainment section in broadsheet. Inside that section also includes a full-page listing of movies showing at local theaters, as well as a page devoted to movie reviews. You'll find a page devoted to Food & Grocery in this section as well.
- We continue to offer local events listings in a Spotlight magazine tab.
- We're also introducing a new line-up of comics and advice columns. It includes a number of comics we've always offered, as well as a variety of popular comics we haven't been able to offer in the past because of geographic restrictions that have recently been lifted. All of the comics we've run in the past remain available on our web site Monday through Saturday, so if you don't see a comic in our paper that you're looking for, you can still enjoy it by going to annarbor.com/entertainment/comics-advice.
For the Sunday edition, other changes include:
- A separate Business Review section, to recognize the importance of that content and give it a home of its own. Previously, our business pages ran inside the A section. This section also includes two pages of new personal finance information from the Wall Street Journal.
- A page of opinion and analysis on state issues in the A section, a technology page in the second A section, and a new four-page Travel section.
We welcome your feedback on these changes. You can post a comment here or you can contact either me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 623-2524 or Print Director Steve Pepple at email@example.com or (734) 623-2523.