The Washington Post Furthers Engagement, Conversation with New Website Design
I’m just hoping for action photos of Jason Horowitz…
Enhanced Comment System Displays Most Relevant Conversation Around Post Content
WASHINGTON—March 14, 2011—Today The Washington Post announced it has unveiled a new website design intended to further reader engagement and discussion around Post journalism and showcase more multimedia content. A major part of the new design is an enhanced comments system that ensures that thoughtful, on-topic comments around Post reporting receive special prominence—allowing readers and Post writers to easily view and participate in more meaningful conversations.
“We continue to grow and evolve in both our journalism and how we interact with readers. This year, we are dedicated to reshaping our website not only to provide a more essential news experience but also to further enable user participation in new, innovative ways,” said Raju Narisetti, Managing Editor, The Washington Post.
The enhanced comments system allows each Post article, column or blog to feature and highlight top commenters. While commenting is open to everyone, Washington Post editors and staffers identify select commenters, based on the quality of what they have previously posted, and invite them to take part in open forums around articles with other readers, Post reporters and columnists. Readers can also request to participate in these discussions.