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New look Canberra Times

By paperboy 20 May 2010 21

Some changes are afoot at The Canberra Times.

They’ve been running a teaser for a week or so, but it doesn’t give much away.

“Saturdays are about to get even better. New Look edition unfolding June 2010”

Clearly it won’t be anything as radical as moving from spreadsheet to tabloid. If that was going to happen, I think Monday to Friday editions would change as well.

We’ll probably find some superficial changes, with a care factor of zero.

Maybe the time is ripe for Rioters to suggest some changes…

[ED – Personally I love the way in the website redesign the big brains in head office who’ve never been west of Hornsby have decided that local regional news means ALL the regions. Yay for blog posts from the Dubbo Liberal on the Canberra local news page! In any event it must be Canberra Times Day here on RiotACT as “XO_VSOP” posted the following as a story which I’ve consolidated here]

I have serious issue with the Today section of our daily newspaper…………..

I have a serious issue with Today columnist writer Claire Low…………..

How is anything that Clare Low writes relevant to the local community? I hear you saying but yes how is the Canberra times even relevant, that’s another story although partly covered in this…..

Day after day I purchase my Canberra Times to find out what’s happening in this town, I do, and I will admit I enjoy reading Today and food and wine, the light hearted airy fairy content , as the hard hitting local stuff does nothing for me, I have either read it on here 1st , listened to it on ABC or been told by my neighbour yes all that before the EGN section of the Canberra times gets it in on time!

However back to my axe to grind, the today section is supposed to be a light hearted section that buys into event news, gossip, and plays a what’s on guide for the times, and previously it had enjoyed all local content, now I look it’s got New ideas style / National enquirer rehashed stories, tabloid journalism at its finest, how is it relevant to me in Canberra that Brad and Angelina have marriage and baby worries, or that Jack Nicholson was front row at the Lakers game in LA next to bad boy Chris brown that segues into another story about Chris browns Ex Rhinanna,

The simple answer is who should replace Clare low or even better Rod Quinn , But let’s just work on Claire for now…… I vote 1 for bringing Jessica Wright back ( as i duck the fruit)

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Mathman 12:05 pm 06 Jun 10

The much anticipated revamp apparently happened this weekend. Did anyone notice the difference? More like a minor colour scheme change rather than a revamp.

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