New Dispatch Hits Newsstands

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Monday's Dispatch (left) compared to last Friday's. The new paper is 30 percent shorter, but slightly thicker.(Photo: Steve Brown, WOSU News)
Monday's Dispatch (left) compared to last Friday's. The new paper is 30 percent shorter, but slightly thicker.(Photo: Steve Brown, WOSU News)

People walking outside to pick up their Columbus Dispatch will notice something today: Their paper is now a tabloid.

Or is at least shaped a lot like one.

Today is the first day for The Dispatch‘s new format, which is being called the first of its kind in the world. For more on what readers can expect and what took so long, WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with Dispatch Editor in Chief Ben Marrison. Click the play button above to hear their conversation.

Comments
  • Tina

    It’s a very bad move. The new Dispatch that I got this morning has such a CHEAP feeling. It’s not only uncomfortably small, but the paper is thin. It’s kind of the same cheap thing as the “Other” paper. However, those papers are FREE; while the Dispatch cost $1/day! My husband and I both enjoy the real paper like Wall Street Journal and are thinking about canceling the Dispatch. This so-called “tab-like” newspaper is such a wasting of money.