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22-inch web

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Colton, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    My shop, a CNHI gig, is going to a 22-inch web Monday. I'm told we are one of the first in the company to make the change.

    Meaning my life, until that point, is spent trying to change every element of style sheets and libraries we use.

    Our columns will be just more than 9 picas in width. We use 9.8 point size, with 11 leading and are changing our body copy font from New Century Schoolbook to Times.

    At the end of December, we will cease to produce our TMC and our weekly entertainment tab (8 pages).
  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    We use 9 point, 10.5 leading. I've never heard a complaint.
  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    We're at 8.7 on 9.7.

    Plenty readable. And necessary with all the space cutbacks.

    A 9-pica column with 9.8-point type is going to have some ugly hyphenation and justification issues.
  4. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Aprapos of nothing: New Century Schoolbook needs to be taken to the woodshed and have a bullet fired into the back of its skull. Unless you're publishing Fun With Dick And Jane or trying to be hipster ironic, nobody should ever use it. And if you're hipster ironic, bullet in the back of the head.
  5. 10.375 inch width at 6 columns (1.646 inches wide)

    Body Copy is 9-point Baskerville BE Regular with 10.5 leading

    inside pages are 21.5 inches deep while front ranges from 19.75 deep to 18.75 (KY Lottery ad runs on Friday and Tuesday)

    agate is 7-point franklin gothic, but sometimes we'll run at 6 point with no leading and haven't had complaints about it being too small
  6. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    We recently went from 23 to 21.

    So we're trying to put out a hyperlocal paper with 42 less column inches per page...or more than 500 less column inches per issue on a given day.

    We didn't have much of an issue with style sheets. I tried to make my agate page work, but I couldn't do 5 on 4 with the new template. So my new scoreboard grid is just 4 on 4.
  7. SoCalScribe

    SoCalScribe Member

    You deskers make my head hurt...lol. Just tell me how many characters per inch and don't make my brain hurt. :)
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