Welcome to the new Reuters.co.uk

April 23, 2010

Reuters is a news power house – our 2,800 journalists in 190 different bureaus around the world are dedicated to being the indispensable news source. News has been in our blood for more than a century and a half, but we’ve always been restlessly innovating and always looking to the future.

For Reuters.co.uk, the future is now.

This is our redesign, over a year in the making. That’s over a year of extensive discussions with people like you, our elite audience of business professionals, about what would make the site better and faster and easier to use for you as you drive business activity around the world.

We want this to be the world’s best website covering business and finance news, analysis, and opinion. Full stop.

We want you to be able to come for a quick glance at the top headlines, or a longer deep dive into a topic that’s important to you. We want you to scan the output of the 2,800 men and women or hone in on a favorite writer or photographer.

This site is for you; we want it to be your ticket to a wealth of news, information, and analysis presented in a cutting-edge format, including text, video, pictures, graphics, user interaction, and personalization features (try the new toolbar at the bottom of every page).

Remember, too, that this is the front door of Thomson Reuters. In addition to the news you see here, Thomson Reuters is also the world’s leader in providing news, information, services, and technology to healthcare, legal, business, and financial professionals. What that means is that our journalism is professional grade, giving our users the inside edge needed to make important decisions.

We’re proud of our new home, and hope you like it. And this is just the beginning. In the coming months, we will continue to roll out new features and functionality.

Please give us your feedback. Write to csmedia@thomsonreuters.com. And come back often. There’s a world of news we’ve got for you.

David Schlesinger
Editor-in-chief, Reuters


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I like it. The presentation is much clearer and tidy. Easy, to notice, though it will take some time to get used to it and find the way.

Posted by IHJ | Report as abusive

I have to say that during the several months the US site has been using the new version and the UK site the old version, I’ve been using the UK site MUCH more. I have not been able to get comfortable with the new version.

In particular, the Javascript (I assume it is Javascript) makes navigation VERY inconvenient. On the old site (indeed on most news sites), if I saw a headline that interested me, I could just right-click to read it in a new tab. On the new site, half the time (not even all the time), I instead get a “save” menu (no indication of what I’m saving or where) and then have to waste some seconds fiddling with the mouse to recover. I have to unlearn a muscle habit which works everywhere else!

Plus, on the new site, I have to scroll all the way back to the top of the page whenever I want to change sections. On the old site, they were all just there, in a window-sized area in the middle of the page.

Posted by IanKemmish | Report as abusive

Well done, a much better layout, I will be back

Posted by cadfael700 | Report as abusive

I love the new look – congratulations Reuters.co.uk, on taking your rightful place in the market for Business Professionals!

Posted by Abib | Report as abusive