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Jakarta Post

Editorial: Time for a change

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, January 12 2009   /  03:59 pm

Readers may wonder why The Jakarta Post has changed its appearance beginning with today*s edition. The simple answer is, the time has come. If the old saying is true that everything is in a state of flux, then it is natural that we too must adapt to the constantly changing environment. Some changes are more consequential than others, and this is probably one of those moments for the Post. The newspaper business has changed dramatically in the past few years, and, most importantly, readers have adjusted their habits, especially in how they get their daily staple diet of news and information. Our new format is slimmer -- effectively one column less per page -- following the global trend in the newspaper industry. We have adopted a new font type which we selected to make the page more pleasing to the eye. We have added more pages, now in three rather than the former t...