‘Orlando Sentinel’ Changes Look; Cuts Back on Stock Tables

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By: E&P Staff

Readers of the Orlando Sentinel will get a revamped paper on Sunday morning which will feature overhauls in section A, arts and entertainment, business, and sports.

Like at least two other Tribune papers this month, the Sentinel will cut back on the stock tables and market listings in its business section. The paper will also eliminate its Insight section that ran on Sundays, moving the editorial and opinion pages to the A-section, where they now appear Monday through Saturday.

On Page A1, the paper is offering a new “Speed Read” that will highlight the day’s top stories from inside the paper. A new Page A2, called “Behind The News,” will showcase unusual stories and photos, as well as celebrity news.

“Our most important goal is to be relevant to our readers,” Charlotte H. Hall, editor and senior vice president of the paper, said in a release announcing the overhaul. “Among the changes, readers will see a better organized, more vibrant paper with a lively new features section, a more locally focused business section and more in-depth coverage of growth in our region.”

Like many papers around the country, the Orlando Sentinel plans to cover even more community news. On Mondays, the paper will publish a new Local In-Depth addition that will focus on “interactive storytelling.” The paper is jettisoning its stand-along weekly sections covering Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Polk counties and replacing it with one expanded section called Local & State that will run on Wednesdays.

On the business front, the paper is making an effort to go local as well with the renamed section Central Florida Business to run Tuesday through Saturday. And like its sister publications the Chicago Tribune and Newsday, the paper is reducing its stock tables and market listings. Saturday’s business section will run on the back of the Sports section.

The Sentinel is changing its lifestyle section from Life & Times to Good Living and will be designed like a broadsheet lifestyle magazine. Each day of the week will be themed, covering subjects like cooking, style, and health. The Good Eating section on Wednesday will merge into the Good Living section.

The Sports pages will add new coverage of outdoor, recreational, and extreme sports.

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