New Enquirer format delayed until 2013, corresponding paywalls unphased.

The Cincinnati Enquirer and Columbus Dispatch newspapers had planned to shift to a new tabloid-sized print version this fall, but both debut’s will now be delayed until early 2013. The Enquirer, however, will still move forward with its content subscription model, on its planned October 1 date, that will charge readers for access to its website, e-newspaper, tablet and mobile sites, and smartphone applications. More from the Cincinnati Enquirer:

The new edition had been scheduled for this fall; however, unexpected mechanical issues at Dispatch Printing in Columbus, where the new Enquirer will be printed, prompted the delay, Buchanan said.

The new format is 10 1/2 inches wide by 14 2/3 tall, is easier to manage for readers, will feature the same amount of news content, more color, and still have traditional sections. It will feature in-depth coverage of topics readers have said they’re passionate about, and more investigative stories. The paper also is revamping news and entertainment coverage.