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Valley News Changes 2019

New Size, New Design,
Same Newspaper


WE ARE PROUD TO SERVE THE UPPER VALLEY
FROM OUR WEST LEBANON NEWSROOM

Since 1952, the Valley News has been the trusted source of information for and about the growing and ever-changing Upper Valley. The staff of the Valley News take pride in bringing you award-winning local news every day — in print and online.

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Reporter Nora Doyle-Burr. All photos by Jennifer Hauck/Valley News.

Starting in February, you will notice changes to your newspaper. 

  • The paper will be narrower in width. The size of the Valley News will be the same as The New York Times and The Boston Globe, which is now the industry standard. 
  • The design of the paper will change. The new design will better accomodate the smaller page size, including a more condensed headline font and slightly smaller but very legible body text font that is expressly designed for newspaper printing. Other space-saving measures include ending the daily TV listings a day earlier, a re-designed weather map and more. 

20190128-vn-redesign-gh-005_Original.jpgAn example of the new Valley News design to debut Feb. 1, 2019. The paper will be printed at the same width as The Boston Globe and The New York Times, which is the industry standard.

These changes come as the Valley News and Concord Monitor will be printed at a new printing press in Concord owned by our parent company, the locally owned Newspapers of New England. (Read the June 2018 publisher's note about the new press.) 

20181228-vn-newsroom-jh-132.JPGCustomer service representative Ralston Blair. 

While the paper will soon be printed in Concord, we are staying in the Upper Valley.

  • We're your neighbors. That means Valley News staff — writers, photographers, editors, advertising, circulation and administration — are staying right here, living in our Upper Valley communities and working out of our West Lebanon office. 
  • The look of the paper will change, but the quality of the journalism will not. Stories will be more tightly edited in order to keep the current breadth of local coverage in print, and more content will be added to the website. You can continue to count on award-winning, locally-produced journalism in our print pages and at www.vnews.com. 

20181204-vn-cassidy-jh-130.jpgEditor Maggie Cassidy. 

We are proud of our commitment to the local community and area nonprofits.

  • We are proud members of the Local First Alliance, Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce, Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce and Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce. 
  • By supporting your local businesses, you are not only helping to build the world around you, but you are also continuing to support a familiar face in the Upper Valley that has been around for more than 65 years and will be here for many more. 

20181228-vn-newsroom-jh-262-(1).JPGNathan Perotti, of the circulation department. 

We always appreciate hearing from you.

If you have questions about the upcoming changes, please let us know.

  • New press and delivery: Publisher Dan McClory, dmcclory@vnews.com
  • Design and content: Editor Maggie Cassidy, mcassidy@vnews.com
  • Advertising: Advertising director Rich Wallace, rwallace@vnews.com