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A new Floridian section

Next Sunday you will hold a new Floridian in your hands. Instead of the weekly section that we have published for years, Floridian will debut as a monthly magazine.

This change, which is in some ways a return to the section's roots, offers an opportunity to showcase classic Floridian stories in a format that makes for an even more enjoyable reading experience.

You will still read the best narrative journalism from our award-winning writers. And you won't miss a single one of your favorite "Real Florida" stories by Jeff Klinkenberg.

But you will also get new features, including a monthly photo story, a roundup of news and commentary you haven't read anywhere else, and a totally new word game created especially for Floridian by nationally syndicated puzzle constructor Merl Reagle.

Some content will move elsewhere in the paper. Our popular "From This Day" wedding stories will continue to appear in the Times on Sundays. They will be published on the front of the Sunday BayLink section.

We don't expect readers to do without Floridian stories during the rest of the month, so we will feature articles on Florida travel and arts in the Latitudes section. And any other Floridian-quality stories that can't wait until the first Sunday of the month will likely find a home on the front page, where we always put our most distinctive work.

I'm eager to know what you think of the new Floridian and I welcome your suggestions on how to make it even better. You can reach me at duryea@tampabay.com. I think you'll agree this is a great start.

Bill Duryea, Times enterprise editor

A new Floridian section 11/24/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 5:07pm]

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