32 pages from Monday to Friday and 60 pages on Saturday. These are the volumes of the NZZ-Print editions since Saturday. The page count is in line with what has been the norm since the lockdown in March this year, as a look at the NZZ-archive shows. Before that, there were regularly a few pages more.
"This move, I can openly say, is also a cost-cutting measure," said NZZeditor-in-chief Eric Gujer told Persoenlich.com. The project to streamline print editions was launched about a year ago, before the Corona crisis. However, according to Gujer, the pandemic has accelerated its implementation.
Commitment to the print edition
Printed advertising went down in the NZZ as with all other newspapers. The newspaper generally had less content during the lockdown. The possibility of cancelling the printed newspaper altogether had also been up for debate.
However, the printed daily newspaper will remain an important part of the offering in the future, Gujer writes in an article in the Saturday edition of the NZZ. While the continuous stream of news today flows primarily via online media, newspapers and e-papers represent a carefully curated offer that creates orientation in the daily flood of information through conscious selection.
The printed newspaper is clearly structured and concise. It offers the most important news of the last 24 hours, plus background, analysis and classification. To reduce the number of pages, the TV program and weather, among other things, have been made more compact. There are also fewer own advertisements and the stock market prices have been restructured.
Expansion in Berne and China
The network of correspondents at home and abroad aims to NZZ slightly. An additional correspondent position will create the NZZ in China. The Federal House office in Bern will be strengthened - for first-hand information from all the theatres that matter, Gujer said. (SDA)