‘Reporter’ newspaper redesigned

Those who receive the print Reporter each month will see some big changes in the June issue of the Synod’s official periodical.

The June 2014 issue of the redesigned "Reporter" has more color, graphics and photos.

The June 2014 issue of the redesigned “Reporter” has more color, graphics and photos.

For one thing, there’s more color. There are additional graphics and a more prominent use of photography, including photo essays. The look of our headlines has changed, as have our type fonts.

We haven’t made any significant stylistic changes to the newspaper in nearly 25 years, so we thought the time had come to freshen things up — to get more in line with current journalistic trends.

This is not a sudden, end-all facelift; rather, it’s a work in progress to give the publication a brighter, more colorful and vigorous look. We will continue tinkering as we go along, influenced in no small part by reader feedback.

And as for reader input, we plan to launch a survey down the line to determine your preferences and needs as to story content, including possible new features.

When it’s all said and done, whatever changes finally are made, graphically and editorially, we can assure you that the integrity of reporting and caliber of writing you’ve come to expect from Reporter will stay the same. These things are the essence of this award-winning periodical, and they’re not going anywhere.

— David Strand, executive director of LCMS Communications

Posted June 2, 2014

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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Content is prepared by LCMS Communications.

2 Responses to ‘Reporter’ newspaper redesigned

  1. Carolyn stucky June 4, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    My husband, John, and I used to get the Reporter but now we don’t. Do not know why it stopped. We would like to get it again. Online or snailmail. Love the new look.
    Blessings, Carolyn

    • LCMS Church Information Center June 5, 2014 at 6:16 am #

      Carolyn, thank you for your post. Please call the LCMS Church Information Center at 888-843-5267 so we can help you with this. Looking forward to your call. Blessings to you this day!

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