Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tribune to launch tabloid for newsstands


The Chicago Tribune on Monday will hit the streets -- and its rival Chicago Sun-Times--with a newly reformatted tabloid-size version of itself for weekday sales at area commuter stations, newsstands and newspaper boxes, the Tribune announced today.
Home delivery subscribers will continue to receive the Tribune's traditional broadsheet edition, which will have the same editorial content as the single-copy tabloid version with minor differences in headlines, photos and captions because of the new size, the paper said.

The tabloid-size street-sale edition will remain priced at 75 cents, though copies of Monday's debut will be free as part of a launch promotion. RedEye, the free commuter tabloid the Tribune launched in 2002, will remain unchanged. The Chicago Sun-Times -- the Tribune's tabloid-size rival -- sells for 50 cents.

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