I literally laughed on seeing this thread, because this is exactly what has been discussed in my home. We call it the annoying flap! Annoying, because it covers the main, first page. However, I think it may be useful to some people because sometimes it has a brief synopsis of some important news and on the other side of the fold there may be something interesting. For example, oncethe entire IPL schedule was printed on the backside of the fold and at another time there was information on the virus.
It depends on the reader's perspective whether or not it is just a novelty or something useful to read over quickly before dashing off to work.
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Even this challenging situation would ease
But some people feel it is disturbing their attention. Our habit is that the first page should give all the details of the top news of the previous day. So this new look may not be liked by them. These days many newspapers will have full-page advertisements on the first page itself and there may not be any news on that page.
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