Wed | Dec 12, 2018

Designed to impress - Thumbs up for new-look Gleaner

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM
A reader enjoying the newly redesigned Gleaner that hit newsstands island-wide yesterday.
Christopher Barnes (right), managing director of the Gleaner, shares a moment with a Gleaner vendor.
Gordon Shirley (in car) gets his copy of the new-look Gleaner personally from managing director Christopher Barnes.
Hand delivering the newly designed Gleaner.
Grabbing the reader's attention
Gleaner's managing director Christopher Barnes had businessman Christopher Levy's attention.
Gary Allen (right), chief executive officer of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, introducing the redesigned Gleaner to a motorist.
Gary Allen (left), chief executive officer of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, discussing the new-look Gleaner with promotional reps Joel Malcolm (right) and Shantal Gray.
A reader takes in the new features of The Gleaner as vendor Joy Burrell looks on.
Joel Malcolm talks about the new-look Gleaner with a motorist.
Shantal Gray promoting the redesigned Gleaner.

Gleaner readers were pleasantly surprised by the newly redesigned publication that hit the newsstands island-wide yesterday.

Now featuring a cover-to-cover eye-catching, stimulating, digital-age design, this is the first complete makeover of the 183-year-old publication since 2001.

Donning company bibs, hats and warm smiles, early yesterday morning an eager team of senior managers of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group took to the streets to personally hand deliver the new-look Gleaner to members of the public.

The reception was just as warm. According to 26-year-old Sheldon McPherson, the 'new' paper certainly has more appeal.

"It's more orderly for sure, and it seems leaner. I love the Sports section. The layout is lovely," said McPherson.

Thirty-eight-year-old Dellano White concurred, stating that: "Change is good. I was questioning the font size and so on at first but I'm sure it will grow on me because I'm a reader, The Gleaner especially."




Christopher Barnes, managing director of The Gleaner, was heartened by the public's reception of the paper, as he carried out vending duties along East King's House Road in St Andrew.

"We value our readers as partners, and firmly believe in evolving with each generation, delivering a product that will suit their ever discerning taste. Now re-styled for the digital age, scanning the pages of The Gleaner will no doubt prove just as exciting as it is informative for both our new generation of readers as well as the paper's long time faithfuls," said Barnes.