Trimming up, slimming down

One of the ways my colleagues’ publications save a few bucks here and there is by cutting the size of the physical page. For example, one organization went from a standard tabloid format (think NY Daily News) to something smaller (ESPN the Magazine). They have also asked for smaller stories from their reporters.

Said company is also increasing its web-presence. This strikes me as a bold move, since its demographic skews older, and — one would think — less computer savvy. But I guess I’m the one with the old fashioned notions. I see from a casual glance at Facebook that there are a lot of people my age and above who have pages.

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