The Chicago Tribune recently announced that its Sunday book section will switch to a tabloid format. The move provides less space for book review coverage, and is intended to lower costs by reducing the amount of newsprint used. Section editor Elizabeth Taylor told the Chicago Reader that she expects readers will prefer the new size because “it feels more bookish.”
The Chicago Tribune is owned by the Tribune Company, one of the largest newspaper chains in the country. The company also owns the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and the Hartford Courant, among others.