Do not be surprised,dear reader – the magazine you are holding is your friendly, neighbourhood Budapest Times: hitting the news-stands on Fridays with Hungary-related content covering the areas of politics, economics, culture as well as local events. And strictly non-partisan, which we guarantee to continue to observe during the heated political debates of the coming months.
Speaking of the months to come: besides the usual background articles, starting this issue we are launching an election roundup page, which will cover the most important comments of politicians and the latest polling data. This is to help you make an informed decision in case you have to go to the poll come spring, or if you simply live here as an expat and would like to understand Hungary a little better. After all, “Understanding Hungary” has been our motto for the past 10 years now.
During this holiday season the Budapest Times underwent the most significant exterior change in this decade-long history. Not only do we want to prove the vitality of our newspaper and the open-mindedness of its staff with this transformation, but to provide you with a significantly better reading experience and better quality appearance for our advertisers for the same amount of money. Sharper and more colourful photos and ads, durability and a pleasanter overall look are the characteristics of the new Times.
The big change is now complete. Well, not entirely. We are certain that mistakes have been made but we intend to do our best in the coming weeks to correct these. We had more than a decade of experience in classic newsprint but only three weeks practice in offset printing a paper in a magazine format. We appreciate if you send us your insights – email@example.com – as that way we can make the newspaper even better for you. We appreciate any constructive criticism, be it regarding the content or the look.
Before you start flipping through our pages, let me wish you a successful, peaceful and healthy 2014.