NPR.org Revamps Itself

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NPR.org relaunched, with new features including a simplified navigation structure, updated breaking news, three major sections appearing on the home page, larger photos and multimedia elements and a Google-powered search feature.

NPR senior vice president and general manager of digital media Kinsey Wilson and NPR News executive editor Dick Meyer said in an editor’s note:

We are posting this unusual “editor’s note” to welcome you to the new NPR.org. We hope that you find it brighter, lighter, faster, easier to use, easier to search and more fun to surf.

Now, we at NPR well know that our listeners and readers are different than other news “consumers.” NPR people are loyal. You count on the consistency, quality and integrity of our news and programming every day and we appreciate that.

So we didn’t change NPR.org lightly. We’ve listened to your suggestions—and a few complaints. And we’ve taken the first step to build a new NPR.org that is more, well, NPR-ish.

We want NPR.org to be your source for NPR news, analysis, arts & life stories and music that is always fresh and up-to-date, a source of unexpected delight and most important, a site that always upholds NPR’s highest standards.

On the new site, you should find it easier to combine listening and reading, to follow breaking news, to comment on our work and share it, and easier to find programming from your NPR station. Later this summer, we also plan to enhance our support for a variety of popular mobile platforms. Our goal is to make sure that anyone with a mobile device can enjoy NPR and our stations. We want NPR to be always on for you.

So please check out the new site and let us know what you think.