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Charleston Daily Mail unveils newspaper redesign

The redesigned front page of the Charleston Daily Mail for Monday, Feb. 10.
The redesigned front page of the Charleston Daily Mail for Monday, Feb. 10.

From staff reports

Charleston Daily Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — You may have noticed something a little different about your newspaper today.

Well, that’s because there is.

Ten years after its last makeover, the Charleston Daily Mail has freshened up its look.

Most of the changes are subtle, with the addition of a couple of new typefaces, as well as revamped section front nameplates and inside feature labels.

The body copy remains unchanged, but 1A quipster Charley West is bigger.

The columns and margins on the section fronts are wider and allow for more prominent use of our award-winning photography and graphics. In addition, the sports agate on page 2B and, on occasion, the opinion page on 4A will feature funny and topical tweets from the paper’s lively Twitter feeds. (That’s @charleywest and @dailymailsports, if you want to follow our feeds.)

“Managing Editor Philip Maramba, who is also our design editor, has put a lot of thought into a pleasing experience for readers,” Daily Mail Editor and Publisher Brad McElhinny said.

“The freshening up of our print product meshes nicely with an upcoming revamp of our website, where we intend to produce a more streamlined look with greater navigability and better ease of use on mobile devices.

“We aim to give readers the best experience possible on whatever platform they prefer their West Virginia news…”

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