2011-07-28 / Front Page

Introducing a new look for the Jamestown Press

I’m sure that you have noticed something different this week with the Jamestown Press. Yes, we are still the same newspaper, but with this issue we are launching a new design for pages of the Jamestown Press. It has been more than 20 years since our previous redesign, so we were long due for a re-fresh.

We have been working on these improvements since last fall. Our thanks to Stephanie Hadley, graphics manager at Turley Publications, for her able assistance with crafting our new look. Located in Palmer, Mass., Turley Publications is the printer for the Jamestown Press. We send the electronic file for the completed newspaper to Turley on Wednesday afternoons and the printed paper is delivered to the island post office first thing on Thursday mornings.

The re-design of this newspaper includes new fonts for the body copy and photo captions, new headline styles and new column headings. The combination is a bright, accessible look that has proven popular with other weekly newspapers. The basic newspaper will, however, remain the same. We still have the same great writers and reporters and columnists covering all the news of Jamestown.

As you can see, we also have a new identity for the Jamestown Press banner at the top of this page. And we have added the island landmark Beavertail Lighthouse with its beacon to the Press banner. Instead of running a couple of teasers for inside stories at the top of page one, we will now publish one teaser photo for an inside story.

You may have seen the new sign in front of the Jamestown Press offi ce at 45 Narragansett Ave. that features the updated Press banner. We will also be updating our website at www.jamestownpress.com with the new banner.

We welcome your comments on our new design.

— Jeff McDonough

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