The Times, recently voted Newspaper of the Year in the Granada What the Papers Say awards, is being relaunched on Monday. The paper’s two broadsheet sections will be replaced by a single broadsheet paper of news and comment, accompanied by a tabloid-sized features section.
Designed in-house, the publication will boast a broadsheet section with more pages. It will contain home news, foreign news, business news and sport – a combination that has not run in the main section since the late 1980s.
“Within Times 2 there will be unprecedented flexibility to expand some of the most successful components of The Times, especially film and television, fashion, family finance, medicine, alternative health and science,” explains a Times spokesperson.
Regular supplements such as Interface, Law and Creme will retain their formats, though a new Times Classic typeface will be introduced after the relaunch.
Times editor Peter Stothard says: “The aim of the redesign is to highlight the best of The Times’ traditional strengths alongside its strongest ambitions for the new century.
“The changes build on the huge popularity of the newspaper’s feature journalism and are a response to reader requests to give this more prominence,” adds Stothard.