Redesign aimed at creating fresh look, while integrating web and printby Kevin Strongafur
If you’re reading this, you might have noticed something, well, different. That is the News Progress’s hope anyway, as this week they rolled out a completely new look to both their print and web editions.
“We’re really excited for our readers,” said Managing Editor Keith Stewart.
Nearly six months in the making, the redesign was first considered by Stewart when he first arrived back in August of 2011.
“At the time I was just the sport’s editor, so I had other things to consider, but in the back of my mind, I wanted to change the look of the paper. I’m a big serif fan, especially for headlines and mastheads. Having a sans serif font just never appealed to me, and I didn’t feel like it commanded the reader’s attention.”
Not in the position to make those changes, however, Stewart put the idea aside until he was made managing editor in February 2012.
“It was an overwhelming period stepping into those shoes,” he admitted. “But I’d be lying if I said the redesign didn’t immediately pop back into my mind. I knew then that I wanted to, in time, make it happen.”
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Just three licenses available with exceptions to include bar-like establishmentsby Derek Pope
Members of Bethany’s village council drafted a preliminary version of a liquor ordinance following two special board meetings called to tackle the issue last week. The ordinance, which is on course for an August vote, was largely devised in less than a month’s time. Because it drew heavily upon ordinances from other local municipalities such as Sullivan, a framework was already in place for Bethany’s village board to build upon. Though passage of the new regulations will finally bring an end to the alcohol prohibition struck Read More
The Moultrie County Clerk’s office will be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. this Saturday for absentee and early voting and for grace period registration and voting. Grace period is for individuals who have moved…. Read More