2014-02-06 / Front Page

Tribune offers new content, layout

Additional pages, reader-inspired features among recent changes

MANISTIQUE – When you look inside this week’s edition of the Pioneer Tribune, you’re going to be surprised! The paper has adopted a new layout, added new content, and plans to add even more from our readers.

The first change readers may notice are the pages – the Pioneer Tribune is now 16 pages each week, versus the 12 page editions of recent years. This addition of pages means the paper has switched around the former layout.

The pages will now be designated as follows:

A2, A3 – “News and Views”: Look for letters to the editor, opinion editorial, “Years in Review” and other community content on these pages.

A4 – “Community”: Obituaries and community content.

A5, A6 – “Lifestyles”: The senior center column, recipes, household tips, engagements, anniversaries, and other lifestyle-related content will be featured on these pages.

A7, A8 – “Community”: Stories from page A1 will be continued and other community content.

B1, B2 – “Sports”: Find all of the local sports from Manistique Area Schools, Big Bay de Noc School, and events on these pages.

B3, B4 – “Outdoors”: Feature articles from the DNR, local events and activities, and other outdoor content.

B5 – “Community”: Find puzzles, district and circuit court, police logs, as well as school and other information on this page.

B6 – “Living and Arts”: An assortment of home improvement, arts and crafts, resident-submitted pieces, holiday and other special content.

B7 – “Classifieds”: Have a classified ad to run? Use this page! Remember, ads 15 words or less run for free!

B8 – “Community”: Find local content, plus other news of interest on this page.

In addition to the new layout and content, the Pioneer Tribune is also asking readers to contribute to two new features: “Daisies and Digs” and “U.Pic”. In Daisies and Digs, readers can submit up to 40 words either extending a compliment to a business, organization or person, or issuing a complaint against an entity, organization or event. When submitting a “dig”, the name of the business or person receiving the dig will not be mentioned and the description may be changed to a more general description as well.

Daisies and Digs will serve as a place to vent frustrations, not to attack a person or business. Entries of a political nature will not get printed, as well as entries sent to deceased animals or loved ones. Dig entries sent to either party of a domestic or civil matter that should or does involve the court system will not get printed and daisies of the same issues may be edited.

Readers are required only to sign daisies or digs with their first names, and entries may be submitted at the Pioneer Tribune office, on the website or via the newsroom email.

In “U.Pic”, readers are encouraged to upload photos to either Twitter or Facebook for possible future inclusion in the Pioneer Tribune. These photos can be taken of an event, location around the area, readers’ family activities in the area, etc. Photos depicting negative or questionable acts or signage will be promptly removed from the page on which it was posted, and that reader will be blocked and reported to the social networking site.

Readers may also bring photos in to the Pioneer Tribune office, located at 212 Maple Street.

For any questions on the new look or content additions, contact the Pioneer Tribune office at 341- 5200, email newsroom@pioneertribune.com, or visit www.pioneertribune.com and submit questions through the “Submit News” link.

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