New look, new outlook ...

The first compact edition of the Ripon Gazette - out Thursday, May 31.
The first compact edition of the Ripon Gazette - out Thursday, May 31.
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A MESSAGE from Ripon Gazette news editor Sophie McCandlish on our new compact format newspaper:

Publishing our newspaper in its new compact format has been hugely challenging and exciting.

We’re conscious that our newspaper has more than a century of history so making a change as significant as this is a daunting prospect.

But readers have told us very firmly that they would much prefer a newspaper which is easier to handle and less cumbersome. They have also told us the design needed refreshing and reworking.

So the challenge has been to make the newspaper look and feel fresher but retain the content and the values that our readers have come to expect.

We hope we have succeeded – but we are merely the custodians of this newspaper, and you the readers are its judge.

Please tell us what you think of your local newspaper.

We value your opinion as we move into this new era for the Ripon Gazette.