- If any of the Chron's orgiastic coverage of its own doings mentioned that the new papers are noticeably physically smaller, well, it escaped us. In any event, the new-look Chron is 10.5 inches wide; last week's editions were just shy of a foot wide. Papers growing smaller as a cost-saving measure is not an exclusive Chron story -- but it sure feels disingenuous for the paper to tubthump that its new pages have sharper photos, don't wrinkle up, cure eczema, and are a part of this healthy breakfast and not mention this extraordinarily relevant detail.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Chron pages become 1 inch narrower
The new Chronicle came out today — the first edition printed on a contractor's presses — and, as the SF Weekly observed, the paper was an inch narrower than before. The Merc and other MediaNews papers went to a narrower size last year. The SF Weekly's Joe Eskenazi writes:
Posted by San Francisco Peninsula Press Club at 4:45 PM