2017-06-14 / Opinions

Welcome to our new format

Readers will see and feel a difference in their Morgan Messenger, starting with this issue. Our traditional 6-column format has slimmed down to a narrower size favored by printing presses these days. The change came about because our paper is now being printed by the Frederick News-Post and their press machinery is new-fangled. So now we are, too.

Another change you’ll see is the addition of more color throughout the pages. We think that’s a pretty good development, and one we plan to use to everyone’s advantage.

The Messenger will still be published on Wednesdays – no change there. Our deadline to get pages to the press is earlier than before on Tuesday afternoon, so we ask our correspondents, advertisers and others to be true to our Monday noon deadline for copy and ads. If you’ve got an ad or article submission ready before then, even better.

As we adjust to a new look and a new press partner, you might see minor changes in the coming weeks. Despite the different look, what’s inside the pages will still be the same mix of news coverage, community event listings, messages from our advertisers and public notices about what matters to you.

Let us know what you think!

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