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A new ‘Vision’ for Sunday’s RDR


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This Sunday, Sept. 2, will see the premiere of a new entertainment section — one with a familiar name — in the Roswell Daily Record.

The monthly Vision Magazine will become its own entertainment section appearing in each Sunday edition of the RDR.

The new section will feature all the content that Vision readers have become accustomed to, including in-depth coverage of local events and the people behind them.

All the longstanding columns — and the USA Today- and The New York Times-bestselling author S. E. Smith’s children’s story “Wrong Turn to Roswell” — will continue in this new weekly section.

The stand-alone magazine will no longer be published.

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Vision editor Christina Stock said the change will provide her more pages for covering the city’s vibrant arts and entertainment scene, along with features on events and interesting people.

“It’s exciting,” Stock said. “Our comics page — which usually was on C4 — will move to a different page, meaning I’ll have four full pages per week for our event previews and columns. Those four pages equal eight in the Vision Magazine. That means per month, I’ll have 32 pages, and some months have five weeks — and I’ll have an additional eight pages to fill.

“It was always so challenging having to put all our events into the old Vision Magazine. I had to cut many stories, leave out photos and some stories entirely because I simply had not enough space.”

RDR editor John Dilmore said, “We’re always looking for ways of bringing readers more local coverage, and having Christina’s work appear in each Sunday’s newspaper helps accomplish that.”

He added that having four — sometimes five — sections each month devoted to Vision content will allow for more timely coverage.

According to Stock, many readers had approached her to have more previews in the actual newspaper.

“That’s when our publisher and editor decided to have two new calendars in the paper,” Stock said. “We have now the Community Calendar — featuring entertainment events for the upcoming week — on Thursdays, and on Fridays the Go and See Calendar, listing the major events and concerts in the area up to Santa Fe and even for El Paso, Texas.”

Content that has traditionally run in the Vistas section, including Jan Dunahoo’s column, “Historically Speaking” and the Around Town Calendar — featuring notices of meetings and other announcements — will be integrated into the new Vision section on Sundays.

The annual Vision Magazine dedicated to covering the UFO Festival and Galacticon will continue as a stand-alone entity.

Stock asks the organizers of future events to send their requests for editorial coverage — as soon as possible — to vision@rdrnews.com, or to call Stock at 575-622-7710, ext. 309.

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