PORTLAND -- The largest daily newspaper in Oregon switched to a smaller tabloid format Wednesday.

The Oregonian moved from a traditional broadsheet format to a center-stapled tabloid before hitting newsstands and front steps Wednesday morning.

The new format includes color on every page and measure about 15 inches tall, down from about 23 inches. The Oregonian has also updated the layout of its website at OregonLive.

The new format follows a string of recent reductions and changes at the paper, which is often referred to as the state's oldest business.

More: The Oregonian stops daily home delivery

In October, the Oregonian reduced its home delivery from seven days a week to four. This followed large-scale staff layoffs and consolidations that were completed in August.

In addition, executive editor Peter Bhatia announced in March that he was stepping down for a teaching job in Arizona.

Read or Share this story: