The mix of compact and broadsheet is the first of its kind in Bangladesh
It’s a new year, and a new-look Dhaka Tribune.
As you have no doubt noticed, the copy of Dhaka Tribune you are holding in your hands looks a bit different from usual.
For starters, it is in broadsheet format, and not the compact newspapers you have grown used to and (we hope) come to love.
But fear not, Dhaka Tribune remains a compact newspaper during the week, with all the familiar sections, except on Saturdays when we will be bringing you this special weekend edition.
Like the famed weekend editions of daily newspapers we take as our model -- think The New York Times on Sunday or the Observer -- our goal is to bring you once a week an edition of Dhaka Tribune that focuses on special stories, feature stories, deep investigative pieces, analyses, and round-ups.
This will not only provide a change of pace, and we anticipate that our readers will have more time on Saturday to enjoy a more leisurely read, but give us a chance to bring you the stories behind the stories that slip through the cracks during the week.
The weekly magazine Weekend Tribune will no longer be coming out Fridays as a separate publication, rather, there will be an exciting assortment of features in this special Saturday edition. On this day, there will also be two editorials instead of one, and often a photo feature on events from the past week, among many new ideas and innovations.
As you have surely already noticed, our business supplement, coming out six days a week, is also a broadsheet, and the Dhaka Tribune on Saturday will nicely complement that on the day there is no Business Tribune.
This mix of compact and broadsheet is the first of its kind in Bangladesh (we take the combination of the Guardian during the week and the Observer on Sunday as our principal model), and we are very excited to bring this to you at the beginning of 2019.
A lot of hard work goes into putting the Dhaka Tribune in your hands, and if our readers enjoy and appreciate this news you can use, all our efforts will have been worth it.