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Hindustan Times hits the refresh button

Hindustan Times   September 09, 2013
First Published: 02:17 IST(9/9/2013) | Last Updated: 09:45 IST(9/9/2013)


Your favourite newspaper has turned a new page. Sanjoy Narayan, our editor-in-chief, explains the new design of the paper and how it will help readers.

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On a personal computer, hitting the F5 button (on a Mac it’s the Command + R button) instantly refreshes the page you’re on. It’s a neat little shortcut that many of us use when we’re on our computers. Now, your favourite newspaper, Hindustan Times, has hit the F5 button Beginning today, you’ll get it in a brand new avatar.

What has changed? A lot. We’ve introduced several brand new features, a few design changes and planned a number of special initiatives. All of which have been done keeping you, our readers, in mind. Over the past few months, we’ve engaged with many of you, brainstorming over countless cups of coffee, discussing what you like or don’t like about Hindustan Times. What you hold in your hands today is the result of this effort.

This refresh isn’t just cosmetic. It goes beyond look-and-feel. The new Hindustan Times will be a reflection of our relentless commitment to inform, analyse and explain. It will tirelessly work to make your life better; it will partner you to ring in change.

Over the last 90 years, Hindustan Times has consciously and constantly embraced innovation and technology. We have numerous firsts to our name, but every change has revolved around you. This refresh is no different. While you will encounter change in every page of Hindustan Times, here are a few new things we are proud to present:

Page one plus
We know that Page One sets the tone for you, your city and our country. So, how about a little more than just Page One? This industry-first concept will give you a quick snapshot of everything you need to know while you’re grabbing a coffee or a quick breakfast. From all the top news on the front of the page, to all the news you can use around your city– the events that you could attend, the movies and the TV programs that you could see. We are giving it to you in a tear-away sheet that you can fold and keep and use through the day.

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No one covers your city like we do. While our in-depth coverage will only get better, you will now see some exciting new features - for instance, our community columns, written by citizens from the various ethnic communities that make ours a truly cosmopolitan city.

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You’ve chosen to live in Delhi NCR for a good reason. You love it because it feels like home. And yet, it sometimes feels like hell. We will pull out all stops to make your city a better place to live in. We will take up the issues that matter the most, pose tough questions to the administrators and drive resolution of your biggest problems.

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This section will now be part of the main newspaper. This means there’s no chance of your missing the top business news and analyses of the day. We have also made financial writing more accessible to our readers: Our new Business section avoids esoteric jargon and explains things simply.

Allow me to sign off by pledging, once again, that you are central to everything we do. Which is why we want to change the depressing narrative of news around us. From corruption and inflation to crime against women, there’s so much negativity around us. Let’s come together to fight this.

LET’S RAISE ISSUES.
LET’S SOLVE ISSUES.
COME, LET’S MAKE NEWS BETTER.

 

Sanjoy Narayan
Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times

 

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