A regional daily is set to be relaunched today as part of the next phase of revamps at regional publisher Johnston Press.
The Yorkshire Evening Post is getting a new look as part of a transformation of all 170 paid-for titles owned by the company.
The relaunch programme started last spring with the announcement that JP was switching five daily newspapers to weekly publication and relaunching all its titles.
The programme was due to be completed by November last year but chief executive Ashley Highfield announced it was being delayed until early this year to ensure its journalists had the right tools for the job.
The Yorkshire Evening Post relaunch which will include a series of new supplements each night of the week.
“It improves our connectivity with our readers; adopts a more campaigning stance and underpins our position as being the paper for Leeds.
“We have developed daily platforms ranging from fashion to football and there is more co-ordination between our print and online offerings.
“We hope readers will find the paper brighter and fresher – and its great to have something to shout about in the regional press”.
In a story about its new look, the YEP said: “The daily paper is proud to serve the people of Leeds and beyond and has something for everyone from hard-hitting news and intelligent features, to outstanding sports coverage.
“Your new and improved newspaper will feature dedicated pull outs, six nights a week.”
Its supplements will include The Match, Style, local leagues football pull-out The Goals and entertainment supplement WOW 247.
Sheffield Telegraph assistant editor Chris Burton has written a blog about the relaunch at his paper, which will take place in the next few weeks.
He wrote: “We plan to relaunch a redesigned newspaper that not only looks better, but brings great advances in content, both in-print and online.
“We also want to improve the way we communicate with you, the reader, by embracing even more readily the social media technologies available today.”
Announcing the delay to the relaunch programme, Ashley said part of the reason for the delay was the need to ensure journalists had the right technology to help bring about the necessary improvements in content.
He said by the end of the relaunch programme, around 1,700 journalists would each have received a new laptop, mobile phone and Google Mail account, while all editors would have iPads.
The first phase of the relaunch programme saw five daily titles switching to weekly, eight broadsheets going compact, three North-East freesheets going paid-for and six East Midlands weeklies given a radical redesign.
Its second phase took place in October, with 44 titles being relaunched.
Johnston Press had not responded to requests for a comment at the time of publication.