Arkansas Baptist News
As you may have noticed, we are introducing a lot of changes with this edition of the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN).
The newspaper has a new size, is now printed on higher quality paper and is all color.
Changes to your state Baptist newspaper have come as a result of a number of your suggestions and careful thought by the ABN staff.
The type size of the font we use for news stories is the same, but the way in which we present news and feature stories is changing somewhat. The use of a five-column layout style will allow us to publish more stories and shorter stories on a page, as opposed to our previous four-column format.
Some pages, like the editorial page you are now reading and other selected pages will retain the four-column format.
One of the most exciting changes is that we now publish an all-color newspaper on higher quality newsprint. After all, the world you and I experience every day is in full color, so why shouldn’t your newspaper be as well?
You will also notice the newspaper came to you in a slightly different form this time, as the front page of the ABN is now folded outward, like most other newspapers.
The vertical length of the newspaper was shortened a bit to allow our newspaper to fit onto a more standard four-color press.
We are not finished with changes, and we will continue to improve the look and feel of the newspaper in the months to come as we strive to make the ABN the best state Baptist newspaper not only in Arkansas, but throughout Southern Baptist life.
Let us know what you think, and as always, send us your suggestions.
Tim Yarbrough is editor/executive director of the Arkansas Baptist News.