Downsizing for one of Britain's oldest

One of Britain’s oldest newspapers, The Press and Journal in Aberdeen, has confirmed it is downsizing its Saturday edition to tabloid format from this week, writes Dominic Ponsford.

The move is for a trial twomonth period and it is said by the newspaper to be the first time in living memory that it has changed size.

Editor Derek Tucker, above, said: “We have undertaken major research in recent months. The feedback we have gained is that readers would like to see a change to the more compact size. We have taken those comments on board and will trial the concept with the Saturday paper over the next two months.

“There is a large amount of heritage behind The Press and Journal and making a change such as this has to be carefully considered.

Should it prove successful, we would plan to continue a compact Saturday edition.”

Tucker said there were no specific plans to switch the weekday paper to tabloid format.

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