Mini Page moving to Monday's paper as part of changes

September 05, 2004|by JAKE WOMER

We're changing our Lifestyle.

Today's E section is 10 pages, plus The Mini Page, but that will change next Sunday. The Mini Page is moving to Mondays, beginning Sept. 13. The switch will allow more children to see the page when it is circulated in schools as part of The Herald-Mail's Newspapers in Education program.

We also will add two pages of new content to the Lifestyle section.

One exciting change is the opportunity to run more color photos and more local features. In addition to color on the front and back pages of the section, we will have color photos on the middle two pages.

Once a month, we want to run photos from readers. We have only one page for this, so we're looking for the best recent photos from the Tri-State area. So many amazing things - big and small - happen in the area that we don't get to see. This is a chance for amateur photographers to share their talent.


Quality is key. If you have captured a spontaneous and beautiful moment between a parent and child, send it to us. If you've got an interesting exposure of the moon, we'll take a look at it. If it's just some crazy moment, send it in.

We will not have space for family portraits, posed scenes or news photos that are published elsewhere in the newspaper. This is something altogether different.

Although the photo page is designed in the spirit of the annual Herald-Mail Photo Contest, it will not usurp that popular tradition. Plus, the only prize we offer is your photo published in the Lifestyle section. Images you submit that are selected as part of the Photo Contest will be run with those results and should not be submitted for this page.

We also will use the Sunday photo page to spotlight area painters, sculptors and other artists. Other weeks, Herald-Mail photographers will use the page to visually explore different topics.

The photo page will not be the only addition to the section.

The Books page will move to Lifestyle from the Money/Opinion section, where it is among business and technology news. The Money/Opinion section will expand its presentation to share more opinions via letters, columns and editorials.

In the Lifestyle section, the Books page will continue to be the place to track best sellers, read reviews of new releases and find author interviews or discussion of trends.

Other such customary pages as Showtime and Out & About will be moved within the section to centralize entertainment information, but the themes of the content will not change. Lifestyle will continue to be the section for the latest advice, entertainment news, calendar listings of upcoming events, home improvement ideas, gardening tips, technology reviews, travel destinations, recipes, crossword puzzles and horoscopes.

To submit a photo for The Herald-Mail's new photo page, send it to The Herald-Mail with your name, a daytime phone number and a brief description or story behind the photo. Drop it off at The Herald-Mail office at 100 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown; mail it to The Herald-Mail Co., c/o Lifestyle, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741; or send it via e-mail to Digital photos must be at least 6 inches wide with a resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi). Files should be in JPEG or TIF formats and sent as an e-mail attachment.

Jake Womer is Lifestyle editor of The Herald-Mail. You may reach him at 301-733-5131, ext. 2340, or by e-mail at

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