Last week, The New York Times announced a redesign of the second and third pages of its print edition. The redesign resembles what used to be called a magazine’s “front of the book”. From now on, you’ll find interesting, useful and noteworthy facts from the day’s stories in the pages A2 and A3. Along with behind-the-scenes looks at its journalistic endeavors, and historical headlines from the newspaper’s past. Besides, for the first time, The New York Times is including its reporters’ tweets in newsprint.
“The Times has a universe that extends well beyond the print newspaper, and we’re excited to transform pages A2 and A3 into a must-read destination that gives readers a sense of that,” said Dean Baquet, executive editor, The NYT. “As we continue to invest and innovate in print, this redesign is a step toward creating a print newspaper for a digital era.”
The new A2 and A3
Previously, the A2 and A3 pages of the newspaper used to list corrections and article summaries for later stories. With this redesign, they will now appear elsewhere in the newspaper.
“The new A2 and A3 pages are meant to give a reader a sense of the scope of what’s happening in the world of The New York Times each day, from the contents of the print paper to the stories that are trending on our site to what our journalists are posting on social media,” said Jake Silverstein, editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine. “We hope these changes transform this valuable newspaper real estate into a delightful part of the daily newspaper reading routine.”
Also, The Mini Crossword, the small but addictive puzzle that has appeared only in digital form is also making a change. It will now be found on page A3 each weekday.