We’re changing; tell us what you think

Ready for a change?We at The Garden Island have been asking ourselves

that for some time, leading up to what’s in your hand this morning: Our first

Saturday a.m. edition.

It replaces the Kaua’i Times, which was published on

Saturdays but has been discontinued in its previous news and information

format. Beginning tomorrow, Kaua’i Times will be a tabloid section of local

entertainment news and features and television schedules. From Sunday to

Sunday, it will be the source of what’s to see and do amid the island arts and

entertainment community, plus what’s on TV.

There are other changes for TGI

this weekend. Effective today, we’re redesigning the layout to improve the

paper’s visual appeal and readability.

We’re also repackaging our

content-and, in some cases, creating new sections that we think will appeal to

readers. A prime example is FYI, which every day on page 2-A will include

information on weather and tides (eventually surf reports, too), obituaries and

other information and photos of local interest. Depending on the day of the

week, you’ll also find police reports and birth announcements. Other content is

being planned, which we’ll announce as it becomes available.

Something

that’s both old and new starts today, too. The Forum section-up to now

published only three days a week-will become a daily fount of broad-based

opinions and debate, including local and nationally syndicated columnists,

letters to the editor and TGI’s own editorial viewpoints.

These changes and

others-some already in place, others evolving incrementally-are part of our

effort to cover the Kaua’i community while also keeping its citizens in tune

with the rest of Hawai’i and the world.

Our focus will be local: Features

on people, broader coverage of education and religion, government reporting and

sports. The latter will include morning-after coverage of local Friday-night

high school and University of Hawai’i football games.

We hope you’ll like

what you see and read. Let us know what you think.

Editor Pat Jenkins

can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 227) and [

HREF=”mailto:pjenkins@pulitzer.net”>pjenkins@pulitzer.net]

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