Boston Herald Trimming Pages

The Boston Herald has chopped about six pages off its daily edition from its news, business and sports sections as a cost-saving measure. The move comes during a dismal ad climate within the newspaper industry, and the tabloid’s editorial director says it was triggered by business realities and competition from the Internet. “We’ve tried to cut in a way that isn’t too obvious to readers,” says Kenneth Chandler. He adds that the new format will change as the content does: This is not going to be hard and fast every day.” Discussions to cut page count–which ranges from 72 to more than 100–have been ongoing, Chandler says. But the paper has already restored one popular feature, the CryptoQuote word puzzle, after angry calls from readers. – Read the whole story…

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