It's a new day for a new TV Preview guide in the Standard-Examiner.
I hope you've seen the ads and the Page One banners about our new guide, explaining that you will now find it in the Saturday paper.
For the last several years, the weekly TV publication has been inserted inside the Go! entertainment section that appears in the paper every Friday.
Both the content and the day of delivery to readers change, as of today.
The previous guide was listings only. The TV guide you find in today's paper is more than that.
Working in conjunction with Tribune Media, which provides our TV listing information, we've developed a book that still includes the listing grids, but also adds TV-related features, puzzles and games.
In expanding and improving the TV guide, the Standard-Examiner is running counter to the trend in print newspapers. Many papers are shrinking, and some are even dropping entirely, their weekly print TV products.
Those moves are based on the thinking that with on-screen listings available through cable and satellite providers, print TV guides have lost some relevance.
But that's not the case in Ogden.
"We know the TV listings are a very important feature for our readers," said Publisher Lee Carter.
Readers always respond to changes in the TV book, Carter noted, and are not shy about letting us know what they think, good and bad.
Advertising Director Brad Roghaar said it became clear that, for the Ogden-area market we serve, a TV book needed to be a stand-alone product, rather than part of another section.
That began the process that resulted in the revamped, revised and improved TV Preview that you find inside your paper today.
The makeover, Roghaar said, is about rejuvenating all aspects of the publication.
Those outside the Standard-Examiner who have seen the new product have reacted positively, Roghaar said.
The guide is in a tab-size format and is printed on our presses. We're happy with it and we think you will be, too.
Let us know what you think.
ELECTION TIME: Election season is in full swing on the local level.
Davis County Republicans and Democrats and Weber County Republicans hold their local conventions this coming week.
In local races in which more than one candidate has filed for a particular elected position on a party's ticket, the decision as to who gets the nomination is made by delegates at the respective conventions.
There are a number of such races in Weber and Davis counties this year in both parties.
Even then, there would be a primary in individual races in which none of the candidates receive at least 60 percent of the delegate vote.
Rather than wait for the primary or general elections, we will preview the party-contested races with stories introducing the candidates and their stands on the issues in a special report on Thursday this week.
We will do the same the following week for the major contested races at the state level.
Dave Greiling is managing editor of the Standard-Examiner. He may be reached at 801-625-4224 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.