So how do you like the new NOLA.com homepage? 8/14/18

By Mark Lorando, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

For the first time since 2012, NOLA.com has a new homepage design.

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Tennessee papers roll out redesigns 12/12/17

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Readers of the Times News in Kingsport and the Johnson City Press, both in Northeast Tennessee, saw new looks on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The redesigns of the Sandusky Newspaper Group papers are somewhat different but the goal is the same: Make them easier to read.

But it's not just the design that has changed; it's also the ways in which stories are told, according to Times News Publisher Rick Thomason, who is overseeing the project.

"Our redesigns aren't just about fonts, rebranding and colors," said Bill Ostendorf, president and founder of Creative Circle. "It's really about changing newsroom culture and creating content that is more relevant, more interesting and easier to read."

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Creative Circle launches new websites, print redesign 8/22/17

Creative Circle Media Solutions launched six new websites and a print redesign in July and August.

For the Springfield (Mo.) Business Journal, Creative Circle launched a new site Aug. 14 at www.sbj.net along with an all-video sister site at sbjlive.net. SBJ switched its primary site from 1Up to Creative Circle in the transition. MORE

New site, features coming to Paducah Sun online 7/10/17

The Paducah (Ky.) Sun will transition to a new website this week. The plan is to bring the new site online Wednesday morning.

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A home page designed by algorithm 5/30/17

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet developed an algorithm guided partially by editors and partially by reader preferences that delivers a personalized home page for each website visitor. Editor-in-Chief Fredric Karén credits the technology with a significant boost in online traffic and digital subscriptions.

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User guidelines keep discussions civil on newspaper's website 3/8/16

Open discussion of issues is important to the general public. It's also important that newspapers have clear guidelines for those dialogues. View the guidelines set in place by the Galveston County Daily News.

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Digital story formats that add context and history 7/7/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

This week we explore a publishing platform that integrates story components in a unique way, and a startup that organizes news reports around historical context.

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Investigating rumors with TwitterTrails and scraping Web data without code 6/30/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

This week we see how TwitterTrails evaluates the credibility of a rumor spreading in social media, and we learn how new tools are making it easier to extract data from websites.

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Editing viral content, and monitoring state legislators 1/27/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

This week we learn about the work of viral content editors, and we see how public data can be pulled together to monitor the work of lawmakers.

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A new system for engagement, and a handbook for user-generated content 8/5/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

This week we learn about a collaboration to build an open-source commenting and discussion platform for news organizations, and we explore how the Verification Handbook can help inform the use of citizen-generated materials.

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