Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Grand Island Independent Gets A Makeover

Although it is not available in the Omaha metropolitan area, it should be pointed out that the Grand Island Independent newspaper unveiled a complete makeover Wednesday for its print and online editions.

The new look comes on a slightly smaller size newspaper. It includes new headline styles, new colors, new layouts and four sections of content.

"You'll notice a slant toward local content in the news pages," reads a story outlining the changes. "You'll find a feature section every day dealing with topics you care about. You'll see photos of people you know. You'll get many chances to voice your opinion, share your stories and offer your advice to fellow readers."

The Independent said it had to move up several of its deadlines to accommodate the changes. However, registration for its website is not required and stories that occur after deadline are posted on-line.