New Saturday-edition format debuts today

Published 7:46 am Saturday, March 7, 2009

By Staff
Folks, you’re reading the reconfigured Washington Daily News’ Saturday edition.
In an effort to cut costs, today’s paper contains one 12-page section, rather than the traditional A and B sections of 10 and eight pages, respectively. On most Saturdays, local sports stories and pictures will dominate the front page and fill a good portion of the inside pages.
As evidenced by today’s edition, the Saturday front will also feature a local news story with picture and additional breaking news if warranted.
Readers and potential WDN advertisers will also notice a strip-advertisement along the bottom of today’s front page. That color-advertising space on Saturdays is available for purchase as is a color-advertising strip at the bottom of the sports front on Tuesday through Friday and Sunday.
In another change, the Daily News’ Spanish-language page, “La Voz del Pamlico,” has moved from Saturday to Wednesday, but other news you expect on Saturday has not changed: That information includes obituaries, opinion, stocks, entertainment, comics, classified ads, About Town, television listings and weather.
The move comes amid turmoil in the economy and in the newspaper industry.