This month the New York Times reduced the width of its paper by 1.5 inches to match the U.S. national newspaper standard of 12 inches. The change was made to cut printing costs and make “special configurations” unnecessary. Bravo, Times.
Just one word of advice: you may want to keep the masthead at the top, not the bottom.
Check out the bottom half of the fold (dated 8/16/2007):
Now that’s one for the archives.