Friday, March 18, 2011

Washington Times sports section to return Monday, 3/21

3/16/11, "The Washington Times will be bringing back its sports, metro and life sections Monday as part of a wider, redesigned paper with twice the pages, according to managing editor Chris Dolan.

  • The redesign was carried out by designers who have worked for the paper in the past, and so won’t startle longtime readers.
“It’s a cleanup, more than anything,” Dolan said.”There is some redesign, but it’s more going back to the

  • wider version of the paper to make it more readable and better for layouts.”

The paper has already hired roughly 30 new employees to fill the more robust layout, and plans to ultimately hire between 40 and 45, Dolan said. Mike Harris, previously an editor at CBS Sports and AOL FanHouse, and sports editor of The Richmond News Leader and The Richmond Times-Dispatch,

  • was named sports editor last month.
The relaunch comes nearly five months after the paper was sold to a buyers group made up of many members of the paper’s old guard who had been ousted in tumultuous year of fighting among the heirs of the paper’s founder, Rev. Sun Myung Moon."...

  • via Poynter.org/Romenesko

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