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By Chrystia Freeland
July 7, 2011

Reuters.com is getting a new look. The beta version of the refreshed home page has gone live.


You can get to it by clicking a button on the homepage of the current site. Once you’re there, we encourage you to let us know what you think.  Feel free to drop us suggestions below or tweet us ideas using #reutersrefresh .

For now, only the homepage will feature the new look, so don’t be thrown when you go back to the current design as you venture deeper into the site. When we switch over officially in a few weeks the new design will run across Reuters.com.

The main goal of this refresh is to display more of our terrific content and to provide a clearer snapshot of top news stories.

The refresh is just the beginning of Editor in Chief Steve Adler’s pledge to develop a powerful consumer-facing digital presence for Reuters News. In recent weeks, we’ve added some brilliant new journalists to our already terrific team: two-time Pulitzer prize winner David Rohde, who will be writing a column starting in the autumn; the iconic Sir Harry Evans, whose events and writing will be featured on Reuters.com; Pulitzer-prize-winner and tax guru David Cay Johnson, some of whose work for Professional will be showcased on the site; social media innovator Anthony De Rosa, who joins us from the technology group; Ryan McCarthy, the Huffington Post’s pioneering business editor; and deputy op-ed editor Paul Smalera, who joined us from Fortune.com. We have also recently added monthly columns from former Treasury Secretary and Harvard President Larry Summers and PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian to our growing op-ed line-up.

Sprucing up the homepage should help make the work of all of our new and old stars — and everything we do at Reuters — more visible. But it is just a small step in our broader effort to make Reuters.com and all of our digital platforms a fitting showcase for Reuters News and all of Thomson Reuters. Watch this space.

Best,

Chrystia Freeland, Editor, Thomson Reuters Digital

 

Comments

Hi, 1001001, we are working on that part of the design. Thanks for your comment.

 

ThirteenOFive, sorry to hear you feel that way, but thanks for letting us know.

 

Great! Glad you like it TrueJT.

 

ErikD, thanks for letting us know your photo preference.

 

AGAG,

Wow. What a thorough review of the site. All your insights are very much appreciated. Thanks so much for taking the time to review the refresh in such detail. We are working on improving the markets ticker and the refresh is a work in progress so there are plans for tweaks as well. As for the “drop down” menus, as you call them, those have been streamlined but you can get updated “Analysis & Opinion” pieces on the Analysis and Opinion landing page: http://blogs.reuters.com/us/ so you should not be missing out on new and fresh commentary.

Best,
Katharine

 

Thanks, muralisk. Glad you really like it!

 

Thanks for letting us know, DJRP.

 

Thanks, hariknaidu.

 

Ok, JVL, thanks for letting us know/.

 

Ok, JVL, thanks for letting us know.

 

Hi danieltsang,

That is exactly what we were looking to do with the refresh — keep the site clean looking and offer new features. It is a work in progress so hope you stay tuned.

Best,
Katharine

 

Great! Glad you like it, JBaugh.

 

Hi leonbrit,

Thanks for your colorful comment.

Best,
Katharine

 

Thanks, JBaugh. Much appreciated!

 

Hi Dave1968,

I’m glad you like it better. And thanks for your other comments.

Best,
Katharine

 

Hi RobMuir,

We are rotating in video at the top right of the homepage now on a consistent basis in order to give it more prominence and play on the homepage. Hope you like this.

Best,
Katharine

 

Thanks, Fation.

 

Thanks, adithya12!

 

Thanks, jambart. I think fans and followers can be used interchangeably in this instance.

 

Thanks, BobG62, for noticing this. The refresh is still a work in progress so please stay tuned for further tweaks.

Best,
Katharine

 

Thanks, sivasundaram.r!

 

Thanks for letting us know, Eideard.

 

Thanks, PalmTree!

 

Hi IanKemmish,

Yes, you are allowed to say that. In fact, others have made the same comment as well.

And, thanks for that suggestion. It is a good one.

Best,
Katharine

 

Hi fkny7,

We rotate in video on the top right hand side of the homepage because we do realize you and our readers like video in this day and age. Video is much easier to find with this refresh. If you click on the video tab you can see the most popular videos down at the bottom of “categories”. It would be nice to see most popular video and articles. Thanks for your comments.

Best,
Katharine

 

Hi Silverado,

We are working on this. The trend watch of tickers and tweets is now on the right hand side of the page.

Best,
Katharine

 

Thanks, VodKnockers. Personalization would be nice. We are still tweaking with the refresh so please stay tuned.

Best,
Katharine

 

Hi JSDominik,

Thanks for letting us know.

Best,
Katharine

 

Hi mblake,

Thanks very much for your detailed comment about our images. We are working to improve all our digital platforms.

Best,
Katharine

 

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