Letter from the Publisher: New page size and editorial lineup
Here at the Wisconsin Rapids City Times, we are continuing to evolve in the way we bring you the news. Our latest change will come in the form of our next print edition: A larger format. We now have an 11×17-inch page format, adding five more inches onto our previous page size of 11×12 inches.
This larger size gives us much more design flexibility, improving service to our readers of news, editorial, and advertising content. Paradoxically, the new larger size costs less, because it uses newsprint, image plates, and press time more efficiently than the old format.
This is a good time to share with you an exciting change in our editorial lineup. Effective with this issue, Kris Leonhardt is assuming the editorial leadership of the Wisconsin Rapids City Times. Kris has in-depth experience from her ongoing stint as editor of the Marshfield Hub City Times. You can share story ideas with Kris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kris’ continuing presence in Marshfield will be augmented by writing from Julie Schooley, the latest addition to the Marshfield staff. This change frees up Joe Bachman, the previous editor of the Wisconsin Rapids City Times, to helm the editorial effort of the Portage County Gazette while continuing his commitment to the Stevens Point City Times.
I am certain both Kris and Joe will make valuable contributions to our news and editorial products in these communities.
At MMC, we remain committed to our bedrock principle of local media to produce better results—better reporting, better advertising, and an informed community. We are grateful for the overwhelmingly positive response you have given us, and we pledge to do all in our power to earn your continued support.