Finally the newspapers are getting narrow



I was reading this story about how the suddenly now after so long the newspapers are agreeing that their readers find the large formats difficult to handle on public transport or on a plane.


I would have told them 20 years ago. If they had asked me!

Today where every sale counts, I think there are good reasons to go to the smaller tabloid format. That is what the Courier-Mail did in Brisbane. Interestingly Courier-Mail decided to call it compact rather then tabloid as in newspapers tabloid has a bad connotation. It is now used in many good papers in many countries as this article shows.