Garcia Predicts Broadsheets Will Become Smaller Sized

Broadsheet newspapers are large, much larger than handheld electronic devices such as Tablets PCs. So, won’t broadsheets be unreadable when shrunk onto those devices’ displays? No, what makes you assume that broadsheets will stay broad in the future? “I wouldn’t be surprised if the majority of newspapers became tabloid-sized, even A4-sized – and within my lifetime,” says Dr. Mario Garcia, an affiliate member of the Poynter Institute faculty and a world renown expert on newspaper design. Garcia has recently redesigned The Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, Die Zeit, Handelsblatt, Liberation, and The Hindustan Times, and make his prediction about newspaper size earlier this week while in Dubai unveiling his redesign of Gulf News. International A4-sized paper is roughly equivalent to the American 8.5 x 11-inch paper.