On April 2, the Syracuse New Times, the fourth-oldest alternative weekly in the United States, will launch a redesign of the newspaper, adopting a modern, magazine-quality look and enhanced content.
The New Times is published in Syracuse by William Brod and distributed to more than 1,100 locations throughout Central New York. Its focus is on arts and entertainment, community events, news, sports and politics.
“Our roots have been and will always be in the arts, but we also feel the community deserves to be better informed about the big issues and significant trends happening in Central New York. We are excited to expand and serve our readers at an even higher level,” Brod said.
Building on a foundation of popular features like Jeff Kramer‘s humor column, Ed Griffin-Nolan’s “Sanity Fair” opinion column, odd news items in News & Blues, Free Will Astrology, unparalleled arts and entertainment coverage and the New Times events calendar, the newspaper will add reporting about fashion and the urban lifestyle, expand coverage of dining and provide a more prominent platform for people in the community and their views.
“The new New Times will knock your socks off,” said Larry Dietrich, the editor in chief. “It represents a commitment to quality journalism in Syracuse while continuing as the best source for information about what to do in Central New York.”