Sunday paper gets new look next week
From the Halifax Daily News
April 8, 2007
Anything worth keeping needs some maintenance now and then - a paint job, a tuneup, maybe even a makeover.
The Daily News Sunday edition has been special to us and to our readers since it was launched as Nova Scotia's first Sunday paper. But it's been several years in the current format and it's time to do some spring cleaning.
This is the last issue of The Sunday Daily News as you see it today.
Next week, we'll be introducing a host of new content and saying goodbye to some old.
In our Local News section, Kimber's Nova Scotia will take pride of place. The renowned author and journalism professor at the University of King's College will be recapping the week's provincial news with a unique take only Stephen can bring.
Our Perspective section is getting a revamp and a little more muscle, growing from its current four pages to six. We'll be dropping the Headbangers feature, since our new website allows for loads of discussion on any news story you feel the urge to speak out about. In its place will be Best of the Web, with readers' comments and your favourite stories from the week that was. And we'll be adding two pages for in-depth Canada and World analysis and a page called Spirituality, which will deal with religion in its various forms.
The most significant change will come in the You section, which will have a new name, HFX Sunday, and a new mandate.
The You section's strength has been in dealing with varied but specific interests, each with their own devoted following. The focus of HFX Sunday will be to deal with lifestyles and trends that have a significant impact on a large number of our readers. Our debut issue will focus on the environment, with the lead story on a carbon coach working with a Halifax family to evaluate how eco-friendly their home is and other stories on organic beauty products, buying local and simple ways to live green.
And we'll be showcasing one more item we're truly excited about - the launch of our online book-of-the-month club, with Stephen Clare leading online discussions on books you select.
Of course, that means that we'll be saying goodbye, and thank you, to several of our longtime You columnists, such as geneaology columnist Diana Lynn Tibert, Best Friends photographer Darrell Oake and fitness columnist Devin Sherrington. And bringing exclusive content to hfxnews.ca will be yoga columnist Jenny Kierstead and Behind the Chair columnist Bryan Fader with their unique takes on life.
So be sure to pick up next week's Sunday edition and tell us what you think.
We think you'll like it.
Copyright 2009 Stephen Kimber