We heard you, readers, and here’s what we’re doing about it

Dear Reader,

It has been a month since The Herald launched its new format and design.

Thanks to all of you who have given us feedback. You’ve told us what works for you and what you’d like to see changed. As a result, we’re making a few adjustments in the print edition you’ll see starting today and continuing into the week.

We’re improving our labeling to make it more apparent what each section holds:

▪ “Local News” becomes “Local/State.”

▪ “Explore” – intended to signify an array of personal interest topics – becomes “Life,” with subheadings to note the subject of the day, be it Food, Your Money & Technology, Ticket/Entertainment, Faith & Family or People & Community.

▪ Commentary pieces will be labeled more clearly, particularly important with our change to more frequently running opinion pieces off the editorial page.

Local cattle and commodities prices will return to the Business page, Tuesday through Saturday.

Celebrity birthdays are back, though displayed differently than before. Instead of daily listings, you will see one listing for the entire week on the Sunday Traditions page inside the Life section.

Letters to the editor got short shrift as we reallocated our space. We’ll be publishing more of those.

We’d love to hear from more of you on the topics of the day. The best way to submit a letter is electronically, by emailing it to opinion@heraldonline.com, or by going to heraldonline.com and clicking on “Full Menu,” then “Opinion” and “Submit a Letter.”

If you prefer to submit your letter through regular mail, address it to: The Herald, Editorial Page, 132 W. Main St., Rock Hill, SC, 29730. Please keep your letters to 300 words or less.

As always, thank you for reading The Herald.

Debbie Abels is president and publisher of The Herald.