I am excited to tell you about some changes that begin with today's paper. Please use this road map to find your favorite features in the Sunday Argus and Dispatch.|
Today we are debuting two new sections of the paper, Q-C Living and At Home. These expanded sections will be more locally focused and also include many of the popular features previously found in Arts & Living and Your Home.
Here's what you'll find in Q-C Living:
-- News and feature stories about local people, places and events.
-- Social announcements, Dear Abby and horoscope.
-- Black Hawk College Digest
-- Civil War in Illinois column.
-- Daily Planner, births, daily record
-- Today in History
Also debuting is At Home. It reflects the many things we do AT our homes.
What you will find there is:
-- Home and garden-oriented stories
-- Stories on TV shows, music and books.
-- Real estate transactions
-- Q-C housing market report
-- The monthly Grandparents page
-- Your Pets page.
-- Some of our movie coverage will be moved into Friday's Weekend section to help you better plan your weekend movie-going.
-- Shane Brown's column will now be a mainstay of Monday's Neighbors section.
The Sunday paper will continue to include all of your weekly favorites including:
-- Two-page award-winning Viewpoints section,
-- The only Sunday paper with a complete TV Week section.
-- Complete award-winning Sports section with best reporting of prep, college and professional sports in the area.
-- Expanded coverage of national and world events in the World/Nation section
-- Great weekend Business coverage including helpful stories and columns to help you cope with the changing economy.
-- Weekly Travel page.
-- Our great collection of the most popular color comics.
-- USA Weekend.
Of course all of news content will continue to be augmented by the best selection of money-saving advertising available in the Illinois Quad-Cities.
The changes allow us not only to update and enhance these sections of the paper, but to open a spot in our printing schedule formerly used for Arts & Living.
The result will be more current content in the Sunday paper, but also free time in the schedule to print some special-interest sections we have planned for the year ahead.
The new lineup allows us to provide both the most complete and most timely local content available Sundays in the Quad-Cities.
Of course all of this (minus the inserts) is also available in the pdf version of the paper available to digital subscribers through Quad-Cities Online.
Roger Ruthhart is managing editor of The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.