The first issue of Manila Standard Today came out Monday. This paper is a result of the merger between Manila Standard–a daily that looks like a lifestyle magazine— and Today, which recently transformed itself into a business daily.
The result of the merger looks like Manila Standard with additional Today logo and content. Blogger jEn says the “‘new’ name really bothers…and annoys” her. As for me, I miss the clean, formal, and intelligent look of Today.
I think they should have just launched an entirely new paper with a new name and a new look.
I’m also wondering how this development will affect abs-cbnNEWS.com Today’s joint project with ABS-CBN. At present, there is still no mention of Manila Standard on the site’s front page. It uses Manila Standard Today’s news articles but publishes only columns by Today columnists like Prof. Luis Teodoro.