Following the Wall Street Journal’s announcement that its US edition will slim its width from 15in (381mm) to 12in (305mm), the New York Times reports that it was “considering going to a smaller width, but had not made a decision”. The Washington Post is already 12in wide and nearly 23in tall – slightly narrower and considerably taller than a berliner (roughly 12.4in wide, 18.5in tall).
The WSJ is also moving to a 5-column grid, will run fewer turn stories, and will print less six-point data. “The paper will move more information to its Web site, allowing the print version to highlight the analyses and exclusive news that Journal editors say their readers value most.” Sensible stuff.
(From New York Times)