Reader reaction to Reuters news
Green news on reuters.com
wanted to know why the Environment tab is no longer available.
I am very interested in the Reuters environment issues and would like to see it come back.
I have been using the environmental section of your website to keep up on issues that are important to me. I can’t seem to find it any more. Have you relocated the section or eliminated it?
I liked coming to the Reuters.com home page scanning the news and then linking to the environment page by clicking on news in the left hand column and then clicking on environment. This allowed me to scan the headlines of the the day and then go on to my topic of interest.
I understand that you have to make business decisions when reviewing the content on your site. I am a business person that understands if you are not getting enough impressions you are not serving you advertisers. But as a news organization it is also your responsibility to publish on the important topics in our society. I contend that in the long run environmental/green issues will be the news that will be of the highest priority. We are faced with global warming and scarcity of resources issues that are only going to expand.
I suggest that if you are going to make any decisions about moving the environment link that you give it more prominence. It was buried before and now it seems to be non existent. I would also suggest that the title of environment is too narrow. Green living and sustainable could be added to environment to attract an audience.
In the end, this topic deserves more coverage not less. It is the socially responsible thing to do. It also is a wise business decision because we are all going to feel the impact of these issues. We need credible resources for news on these topics. I am going to publish this letter in my blog today at http://learnshareact.com/learnshareact/2009/05/09/letter-to-reuterscom/. If you give any response and I have your permission I would also be glad to publish your response.
A number of readers have asked about this.
Environmental news has not gone away. We have just relaunched it as Green Business .
You may read more about the new version here. You’ll still find all the news that was on the old page, but we’ve added more financial content and news from partners with complementary coverage. Please check it out: GBU Editor