Mario Garcia, a well-known newspaper designer, said in an article this morning that he wished that The Wall Street Journal would become a tabloid — a move unlikely to happen.
Garcia, in the St. Petersburg Times, also said about the Wall Street Journal’s redesign: “‘It’s basically a rethinking . . . (according to) how people receive information today,’ Garcia said later, his Cuban accent flavoring his words. ‘Everything is on the table. How many sections? How much fusion with the Internet? Page-by-page, section-by-section, we are doing an absolute autopsy of the newspaper.’
Reporter Eric Deggans notes, “Journal managing editor Paul Steiger will drop only a few tidbits about the new design, including a liberal sprinkling of Web addresses and online information, an index to individuals appearing in the newspaper and a possible fashion section.
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