The Saugerties (N.Y.) Post Star relaunched last week with a new design and new content. We asked editor Donna Gomez about the process and the reaction.
|Why did you decide to redesign your newspaper?||
We all felt it was time for a fresh, new look.
|What can you tell us about your community?||
Saugerties is celebrating its Bicentennial this year and there are many wonderful events planned. We are also the home of Woodstock '94, The Garlic Festival, The Mum Festival and HITS.
|What changes did you make as part of your redesign?||
Besides the great new look from Gatehouse designers, we are incorporating many Community Journalism pieces and public service journalism pieces.
|How have readers reacted to the redesign?||
We have only heard good things. The community seems to love the new look.
|What advice do you have for papers considering a redesign?||
They should let go of any fears they may have and just jump in full force!