WaPo is making interesting (in other words, peculiar) changes to its Sunday features.
- Several Sunday sections will now arrive on Saturday, but will still be called Sunday sections.
- Arts & Style will be split into two sections called – hold on to your hats – Arts and Style.
- The Arts section will have a “new emphasis on the Arts” (weird) including more book reviews and news pieces about museums, theater, and opera.
- The Kidspost section, usually part of Style, will become a four-page pullout, because if there’s one thing kids like to do on the weekend, it’s read a newspaper.
- Saturday Sunday Style will add two components: DealHunter, reporting on deals in local stores, and Web inSites (see what they did there?) to help adults who only read print newspapers learn what the Internet is.
WaPo‘s Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli and Sunday and Features Editor Kevin Sullivan hosted live chats today at noon to answer questions from subscribers. Many liked the changes, but some didn’t and that’s putting it mildly.
One reader asked the most obvious question: “If its published and delivered on Saturday, why do you continue to call it ‘Sunday’?”
Brauchli explained that “today” is the new “tomorrow”…