Dear readers: The Pioneer Press is di...

Dear readers: The Pioneer Press is different today in a couple ...

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The Pioneer Press you're holding today is different in a couple of ways. And, depending on the edition you got, it may be changing further in the next few days.

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Mike - Hastings

United States

#1 Feb 25, 2008
Note Editor: Now you should make it so that the online posts show where your home address (city and state) is instead of where you are. I have a traveling job and every time I post it says I live in the city I happen to be in at the moment.
Big G

Hudson, WI

#2 Feb 26, 2008
This is the Press's way of saying that their printing costs are going up. It's a clever way of making a sow's ear into a silk purse.
Mike in Woodbury

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 26, 2008
It looks TERRIBLE. The old look was clean and classic. Please, please go back to the old look.

United States

#4 Feb 26, 2008
I don't like one thing about the change. I find it harder to read. You said you didn't change the font size, it sure seems smaller to me. I'm thinking about going to the enemy paper.

United States

#5 Feb 26, 2008

I don't like one thing about the change. I find it harder to read. You said you didn't change the font size, it sure seems smaller to me. I'm thinking about going to the enemy paper.
Loyal but Unhappy

Lafayette, MN

#6 Feb 26, 2008
The dog brought in the paper today and I thought she grabbed some cheap shopper by mistake. The dignity of the old look is totally gone. Trim paper if you must, and cross-promote your website where you have to, but did those serifs really take up that much room?
Lewis Sinclair

Diamond Bar, CA

#7 Feb 26, 2008
Mr. Fladung, is there a remote possibility we'll actually start seeing some real news once in a while? That would certainly change the look of the paper. Many of us would see it as a modest improvement. If we could receive unfiltered, uncensored news, that would be even better. Could you give it some thought and let us know?
Luke Rasmussen

Isanti, MN

#8 Feb 26, 2008
I LOVE IT! It looks great.
You say the typeface didn't change? It changed everywhere! From the paper name, to the banner headline. While the size techincally did not change; the typeface (font) totally changed. Especially with the font for "Pioneer Press," it looks more modern than the old one.

The size compared to the old Pioneer Press doesn't look any different to me. I remember about ten or twelve years ago when they sized the paper down; but the size of the paper I saw today looks no different, size-wise.

I am also happy to hear you're continuing your TV Weekly section; which is something the Enemy Paper didn't do.
Bill H

Dallas, TX

#9 Feb 26, 2008
Why mess with a classic look (again)? Don't you realize it's the "Saint Paul" Pioneer Press you fools. Instead of serving and representing this city you're joining with those who would marginalize us as the "east metro". Reconsider please!
Oakdale lady

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Feb 26, 2008
The size of my paper changed a long time ago; it's the size of a computer monitor. I get all the news I need right there, without wasting paper.

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Feb 26, 2008
I am a daily reader online....this format is TOO BUSY

Porter, TX

#12 Feb 26, 2008
Love the new look.The old one was quite 'tired'.

Keep up the good work.

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Feb 26, 2008
Do you remember "New Coke"?
Michelle Gardner

Cottage Grove, MN

#14 Feb 26, 2008
I hadn't had my coffee yet, but my first reaction was that the delivery person had left a copy of the StarTribune. It's the sans serif fonts on the headlines and subheads that are buggy to me about the new design. I'm sure I will get used to it if that is what the Pioneer Press feels would freshen its look. I haven't seen the StarTrib lately...did they go with PP's old headline fonts?

Keep up the good work on the content.

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Feb 26, 2008
Never mind how lightweight (read: cheap and not smart) the paper looks now. Here's something I think you can change back because I am willing to bet a lot of people are angry this morning. Those of us who do the crossword and the other puzzles fold the paper before we do the puzzles. We expect the fold to be made so the paper is in, if you will, quarters. The puzzle's clues shouldn't drift down toward the bottom of the paper. Anyone who does the puzzle (and there are thousands of us) knows and expects this minor little courtesy. Please restore the comics and puzzle pages to their original format. We have stopped expecting hard news from this paper; give us this tiny thing so we can believe all is not lost.

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Feb 26, 2008
I also live in St.Paul not Minneapolis!
skooj wrote:
I live in St. Paul. Not Minneapolis.
Bobo from Southern MN

Knife River, MN

#18 Feb 26, 2008
It actually looks better than before. Prior to the move, the page looked just plain sloppy and unreadible.
Allan - Roseville MN

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Feb 26, 2008
I find the headlines on page 2 of the Local-Daily Briefing section very difficult to read with the name of the cities in lighter color ink.

I don't care for the "block print" in the headlines. It makes it look like a weekly, small town paper. It isn't very inviting.
The Bulletin Board section used to be easy to spot. Today it took me some time to locate it due to the print style change.

The bottom line is - I do not care for the new format. It makes the paper look cheap and is difficult to read.
Free sorta

Zimmerman, MN

#21 Feb 26, 2008
I live in the tribal region of the Germanic Tribes of the Northern Plains....not Zimmerman.

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Feb 26, 2008
Please bring back stock, commodity, and oil price information on the cover page of the Business section. I was able to find stock and commodity information inside the section but could not find the price of oil per barrel anywhere - it may exist and I'm just missing it. Having all of the information on the front page is very convenient and one of the features I enjoy about the Pioneer Press.

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