Tyler, Texas, Paper Slims Down with Narrower Page Width

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In response to rising newsprint costs, the Tyler Morning Telegraph is reducing the width of its pages, publisher Nelson Clyde IV said.

The narrower page width will debut with Tuesday’s edition.

“Reducing the width of the newspaper is an evolving trend taking place at newspapers across the country,” Clyde said.

“Rising commodity prices have affected every business in this country,” he said. “The cost of newsprint is second only to labor at the Tyler Paper, and newsprint prices are projected to rise more than $600,000 this year.”

He said reducing the width of the paper will help recapture about a fourth of those expenses.

“We will address the remainder of our rising costs through operational efficiencies,” he said.

A.J. “Jim” Giametta, executive editor, said that the size of type used in the Tyler Paper’s news stories will not change.

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