10/23/2008 05:12 am ET Updated 4 days ago

The New Chicago Tribune: Less News, More Pictures

The Chicago Tribune released a prototype of its new look Monday. The slimmed-down paper is condensed into three sections and emphasizes flashy graphics and pictures.

From Crain's:

The prototypes show a front page with just two or three stories leading into a front section that houses all local, national, foreign and business news. The new three-section format will feature a 50-50 ratio of ads to editorial copy, saving the broadsheet money by necessitating fewer journalists and less newsprint.

Tribune editor Gerould Kern made the rounds of Tribune-owned media to tout the paper's new look. Watch his appearance on WGN: