To Relaunch Soon (Again)


By Patrick 

Remember that “new” promised to us way back in January 2007? Well, over a year later, they’re really promising it this time.

National Journal Group Associate Publisher Alisha Johnson sent out a notice to employees Friday, notifying them that “the new will be relaunching soon.”

    Our redesigned site will feature an updated look, more intuitive navigation, cutting edge search technologies that will speed readers to relevant information, cross-publication content links that highlight stories of interest, easier log-in procedures—including personalized user names and passwords–and greater use of photos, graphics and video. We are confident that when we relaunch, our new site will realize even greater reader engagement, ensuring that your online advertising on, The Hotline and CongressDaily is even more effective. You can see a quick tease of the new site in the attached document. As our relaunch includes the distribution of new subscription activation keys to the new site, our reader services team in The Office of the Publisher has initiated a multi-week effort to distribute those keys and educate readers about our new site. Once that process is complete, we will launch the new Please note that our relaunch will be the realization of significant investment in our web publishing technologies. These investments will enable us to continuously evolve the site in the months ahead and to be increasingly nimble from an editorial perspective. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

What we want: Direct links from Hotline to the original article and archived Wake Up Call and Last Call (instead of always using the same url).

For your own viewing pleasure…

The 2007 promise:



The 2008 promise: