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A pioneering new eco-font for newspapers - believed to be the first of its kind in the country - which cuts down on ink but does not alter quality, has been developed by specialists at regional media company Archant.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-04 09:34

A media critic at Washingtonian magazine yesterday panned the recent redesign of the Washington Post's print edition, likening the newspaper's makeover to a moving of deck chairs on the Titanic. Harry Jaffe was especially critical of the switch from Postroman to Scotch Roman font, a script apparently used since the 1800s.

"The new type is thinner and will allow the Post to get more words on the page," Jaffe wrote. "Being less bold, it is slightly harder to read, especially for Boomers with fading eye sight [sic], and they make up the bulk of print readers."

However, Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt said the new typeface takes more space - not less. Hence, an extra page is being added to Friday's opinion section, Editor & Publisher reported Monday.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-10-21 17:28

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