New Unveiled; Daily Schieffer Webcast and 48 Hours Blog Added


CBS News unveiled the newest iteration of today offering a new look and feel. The front page features a visual carousel of the day’s top stories, site sections based on topic, a module featuring stories from CBS News broadcasts and, of course, Twitter streams from CBS News correspondents. (I’m looking in your direction (@markknoller)

“The new design and platform looks to capitalize on the legacy and strengths of the CBS News’ brands, while leveraging the Web’s ability to help us dramatically expand our coverage, showcase our strength in video, and drive greater engagement with our audience,” said Joe Gillespie, EVP of CBS Interactive Technology & News.

Other highlights include Bob Schieffer’s Webcast Washington Unplugged now five days a week at 12:30pmET.

“The Tomorrow Show” (I bet NBC just loves that) a Webcast hosted by CBS News Contributor Mo Rocca launches in August. It will discuss what’s to come in technology, food, pop culture and the environment.

And beginning today, the team behind 48 HOURS MYSTERY launches the “Crimesider” blog.

Click here to take a tour of the new site…