‘Chicago Tribune’ Shrinks Sunday Comics — Changes TV Book

By: E&P Staff

In Chicago now, the broadsheet daily publishes the Sunday funnies as a tabloid, and the tabloid daily publishes them as a broadsheet.

With this weekend’s editions, the Chicago Tribune revamped its Sunday comic and TV listings. It dropped the bound and digest-sized TV Week in favor of a newsprint tabloid listing with three pages devoted to Internet sites and blogs.

The new format, the paper said in a note to readers, includes “improved TV grids.”

The Sunday comics changed from a broadsheet format to a short tabloid.

The rival Chicago Sun-Times, a tabloid, publishes its Sunday comics in a broadsheet format. Last year, it briefly dropped its digest-sized TV book, but revived it after an outcry from readers.

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