New York Times trims paper size to cut costs

The New York Times reduced its page size on Monday in a bid to cut costs, the newspaper has reported.

The broadsheet times has reduced the width of its pages by 1.5in, to the US national newspaper 12in standard.

The move will mean "somewhat fewer words per page", the paper revealed..

In a front page explanation, it said: "The move cuts newsprint expenses and, in some printing press locations, makes special configurations unnecessary.

"Slight modifications in design preserve the look and texture of The Times, with all existing features and sections and somewhat fewer words per page."

The paper said that the available space for letters was reduced by about a third and said some letters would be printed on its website instead.

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