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DC Thomson prepares new compact format for The Courier

By Hamish Mackay

January 14, 2012 | 2 min read

The Dundee daily newspaper, The Courier, has announced that it is set to take on a compact format, following the same move by sister title, the Press and Journal.

According to AllmediaScotland, the move by DC Thomson will be promoted through an extensive advertising campaign from Saturday, with the new format including 64-pages in full colour.

Richard Neville, editor of The Courier is quoted as describing the change in format as “the dawn of a new era' that will include a new lifestyle section on Saturdays, a What's on pull-out, business and sports sections and local content.

“At a time when most newspaper companies are retreating in the face of competition from the internet and the impact of the recession, it is fantastic to be working for a publisher that clearly sees a strong future for print - as well as digital - and has faith in the longevity of newspapers. The potential for even more innovation and development will come later this year when our new print facility is up and running in Dundee. Readers of The Courier are in for a real treat," added Neville.


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