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SYOSSET, NY — The Long Island Press, the region’s largest weekly newspaper, launched a redesign of its print edition and website this week.
“This industry is an ever-changing landscape,” said Press publisher Jed Morey. “Our goal from the inception of this newspaper was to keep a close eye on the evolving world of media, and to respond in kind.”
The paper, which was founded five years ago, has always maintained a focus on news and trends affecting the lives of Long Islanders. The paper also recognized the importance of putting its spin on national news, and delved deeply into the local impact of such topics with great success.
“Our dedication to serving our community runs deep,” said Morey. “Our staff lives, works and plays on Long Island.”
The decision to redesign was borne from a goal to give the paper’s readers more choice in an overly saturated media world. The new print design features a more in-depth look at arts and leisure, and provides a thorough glimpse at the cultural world of Long Island, but also provides information about events and shows in neighboring New York City. The new changes include expanded event listings, movie times, arts and entertainment reviews, restaurant coverage, music editorial and wide-ranging lifestyle features. The book has also added a cleaner, edgier look, unlike any other paper in the region, with more pages, more color and more features and columns than before.
Of course, the Press will continue to dedicate its news pages to important breaking stories, features and investigative journalism, all of which have earned the paper scores of national and local awards.
In 2004, the Press made national news when it exposed a circulation and distribution scandal involving Newsday, the region’s only daily newspaper. The ramifications of the stories continue to be felt across the entire newspaper business.
The re-launch of www.longislandpress.com has proven to be a perfect complement to the print version. Readers have responded with overwhelming approval.
“This is the way the business is moving,” said Morey. “With the web and print edition working together hand in hand, we feel we are providing the best of all worlds.”