The Washington Post Magazine today relaunched its print and digital product, introducing new features, a redesign of the print magazine and a new, bold digital template.
“The magazine has seen enormous digital growth over the past year, as our long-form storytelling has drawn in more readers,” said Richard Just, editor of The Post Magazine. “With this redesign, we are aiming to bring more journalistic creativity to the magazine’s front section and to create a look—both in print and online—that is adventurous and elegant. Our long-form pieces will now have a distinctive online design—one that is visually connected to the rest of The Washington Post but also gives the magazine an identity of its own.”
New and revamped features in the magazine include:
· Opening Lines: Every week, two short-form narratives will relay quirky or unusual stories about interesting characters, events and trends.
· Let’s Talk: Every three weeks, the author of a recent magazine story will interview someone who posted a critical comment on their piece.
· Star Power: Appearing once every three weeks, this column by Helena Andrews-Dyer will chronicle the intersection of D.C., politics and pop culture.
· Tangent: This illustrated feature, also appearing once every three weeks, will start with a recent political or cultural phenomenon—and take readers through a series of tangents about connected events, often historical.
· Just Asking: Our weekly Q-and-A feature will expand to a full spread to allow for more striking photography.
· Plus, a weekly illustration on the table of contents: Eight artists will rotate throughout the year, creating stand-alone illustrations that make statements about Washington, the season or the news.
In the cover story of the inaugural issue, Post chief political correspondent Dan Balz conducted a definitive inquiry into the state of the Democratic Party as it begins to look ahead to 2020. Balz finds that the party has numerous internal challenges to overcome if it is going to take back the White House from President Trump.
In addition, writer Jennifer Miller tells the story of a 14-year-old American citizen who is learning to live with the reality that her Salvadoran parents may soon be kicked out of the country.
The magazine will continue to feature the popular Date Lab series, restaurant reviews by Post Food Critic Tom Sietsema and humor columns by Gene Weingarten. Readers can now find Working World and Dilbert in The Post’s Sunday Business section. Rotating food features that used to appear in the magazine are now available by visiting Voraciously, a destination from Post Food for novice cooks.
The first issue of the relaunched magazine will appear in print on Sunday, Oct. 7.