Wednesday 21 April 2010

Simon Kelner on reaction to Independent revamp

The Independent's editor-in-chief Simon Kelner writes on the paper's letters' page today about reaction to the redesign which was unveiled yesterday.
He admits the front page wasn't perfect and that readers don't like to see their favourite features moved around.
Kelner says: "It doesn't surprise me that yesterday's postbag contained praise from some, and complaints from others. Most liked the design, although there were one or two quibbles about the front page (justified, I feel, but bear with us while we find our range).
"What really exercises readers is finding that a regular feature – the crossword or the sudoku, for instance – has moved. We will try to signpost these changes better. And I also take seriously your comments about the type size."
He adds: "We are distributing hundreds of thousands of copies of a special reduced version of The Independent free in selected areas. You will probably see one of our distribution agents, or one of our battle buses. Give them a wave. Show them you're independent."

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