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October 29, 2014

CNN beta site goes live

CNN has quietly made what appears to be a beta version of a new website live. The site, which is located at http://beta.next.cnn.com, features a cleaner, typography heavy design. In August 2013, CNN.com announced plans to overhaul its website and showcased previews that included moving the network logo to a red square and adding dark blue […]

October 13, 2014

NBC partners with SurveyMonkey

NBC News and SurveyMonkey are embarking new partnership that will enable them to harness the best of the Web’s wide reach and real-time reaction combined with scientific methodology and journalistic standards, according to a release issued by the network. NBC News and SurveyMonkey will work together to deliver in-depth assessments of public attitudes and explore new […]

October 6, 2014

Bloomberg debuts politics section with unique design

Financial news organization Bloomberg has debut a new politics section that features a unique, innovative design. The new look is a bit confusing at first — there’s a header with something called the “Curiosity Index” and then what appears to be a large video ad. That video panel, however, eventually becomes a live feed of […]

October 1, 2014

Today.com rolls out design tweaks

Today.com has been tweaked a bit. The new page moves what was a prominent feature of the the old layout — a segment-by-segment timeline that gave users instant access to almost every story and topic discussed on the broadcast version of the “Today Show.” In the new design, this timeline now runs down the right side […]

September 15, 2014

‘Today’ to celebrate one year of Orange Room with streaming event

In celebration of the one year anniversary of its “Today” digital studio, dubbed the “Orange Room,” NBC News is planning a special live streaming event. The event, hosted by Carson Daly, starts at 7:20 a.m. eastern time and will be titled “The Orange Room Show.” The hour-long special will stream live on today.com and feature a performance […]

September 11, 2014

NBCNews.com previewing new ‘topic pages’

Just a month after launching its redesigned homepage, NBCNews.com is now offering a preview of its new “topic pages.” These pages, which are essentially section and subsection main pages, are getting a similar look and feel to the new homepage. Users are notified of the preview with a banner stretching across the bottom of the […]

August 19, 2014

NBCNews.com sees dip in visitors

Since launching a widely panned redesign and losing its referral traffic from MSN, NBCNews.com has seen a 22 percent drop off of traffic since the beginning of the year. According to TVNewser, the site has lost over 12 million unique visitors in the timespan between January 2014, when the redesign was launched, and the end […]

August 11, 2014

New NBCNews.com goes live

Six months after originally launching, NBC News today rolled out its refreshed homepage. The goal of the new homepage is to improve user experience, after many readers complained about the sites layout.

August 5, 2014

Google launches dashboard for news publishers

Google has launched a new tool aimed at news website publishers that helps webmasters ensure news content is showing up in Google News and is properly categorized. The Google News Publisher Center, launched Aug. 4, gives users access to a centralized dashboard to see which sites are included in Google News and categorize the sections. […]

July 30, 2014

NBCNews.com promoting new homepage

NBCNews.com has begun teasing its “new, faster” homepage design to users. The site is running a banner across the bottom of the homepage that links users to a “preview” of the new homepage, which was released in June after the site’s February redesign drew heavy criticism from users. According to the banner, the new homepage […]