New Reuters website is coming later this year
Reuters digital news director Arlyn Gajilan and Reuters consumer managing director Simon Hutson sent out the following on Monday:
Dear colleagues, Over the last year, you’ve heard about our plans to deliver a new Reuters.com. We’ve been laser-focused on transforming our digital properties to ensure Reuters place as the premier global destination for trusted news and intelligence and better showcase our world-class journalism.
Now we are moving to the next stage of these plans. Later this year, we will be launching an exciting, new global website, which will offer an improved user experience, better functionality and design, more expert curation and a world-class platform for our journalism. We have developed a wide range of enhancements in how we present and deliver our news on Reuters.com, and we are looking forward to sharing details with you in the coming months.
These improvements mean we have had to make some other changes. To ensure we can offer a consistent, market-leading service, we will be redirecting users from most regional editions of Reuters.com – many of which operate as automated news feeds and offer uneven experiences – to the new, global site over coming months. The new site will reflect the full range of global news that Reuters reports, but in a destination that offers a unified, more consistent and higher quality experience to our global audience.
The changes have no impact on our journalistic resources, our commitment to reporting from every corner of the world in multiple languages or the services we provide to media clients and Refinitiv. We will continue to deliver on a robust, global off-platform distribution and social media strategy.
The creation of a global, market-leading website is a significant step in the transformation of our business. As this piece of work continues to take shape, we will engage all areas of the business to ensure Reuters.com cements its place as the essential destination for professionals wanting to make smart decisions.
Arlyn Gajilan, Digital News Director, Reuters
Simon Hutson, Managing Director, Reuters Consumer