MEDIA: Major revamp for Indie on Sunday

The Independent on Sunday will relaunch this weekend with a second magazine, a stand-alone business section and a column by its editor, Janet Street-Porter.

The Independent on Sunday will relaunch this weekend with a second

magazine, a stand-alone business section and a column by its editor,

Janet Street-Porter.



The paper’s broadsheet section, Real Life, is being expanded into a

48-page magazine, Reality. The magazine will be produced by the existing

Real Life editorial team, including editor Louise France.



It will contain the same elements as the broadsheet section - the

horoscope, agony aunt and the style police section, as well as reviews

and short lifestyle features on health and food, for example.



The existing IoS Sunday magazine, Sunday Review, will remain, but its

status as a longer, weightier read will be emphasised. Book reviews have

been added to it, but TV listings have been removed.



Street-Porter has redesigned the paper itself, and will be writing a

column each week for its comment pages.



She has decided to make more of the paper’s business coverage, after

poaching business editor Jason Nisse from the Times last year, and the

City pages will now be published as a stand-alone section.



The changes were designed to attract new readers, without alienating the

old ones, said Street-Porter. She added: ’When I came to the paper I had

an agenda, but I couldn’t make any changes until I’d changed some of the

key people. We have now got the staff in place to move the paper on.’



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