Star-Ledger bows to reader protest, brings back six comic strips

The Star-Ledger has capitulated to the complaints of 1,200 readers by reinstating six comic strips cut by management just one week ago, according to a report in Editor & Publisher.

“Virtually no one liked the change,” Editor Jim Willse told E&P. “We were not surprised by that. By rearranging the grids, we were able to squeeze back in the two most-requested strips, ‘Pickles’ and ‘Frazz.'” Also coming back: “Rose Is Rose,” “Nest Heads,” “Heart of the City,” and “Loose Parts.” The change, Willse said, saved the state’s largest newspaper $300,000 a year.

If 1,200 readers complain, will the state’s largest newspaper bring back their Sunday editorial section they discontinued last year? You can reach the Star-Ledger at (973) 877-4141. Or if you prefer, you can call New Jersey Turnpike Authority Executive Director Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti at (732) 750-5300 and ask about buying house seats to PNC Arts Center events.

Star-Ledger bows to reader protest, brings back six comic strips