Last night, Thomson Reuters launched a new version of their Web site with a more user-friendly interface and sleek design approach.
According to a statement on the site by Reuters editor-in-chief David Schlesinger:
“This site is for you; we want it to be your ticket to a wealth of news, information, and analysis presented in a cutting-edge format, including text, video, pictures, graphics, user interaction, and personalization features (try the new toolbar at the bottom of every page).”
And he’s not lying: the new Reuters.com front page offers a hundred different starting points into the site, including tag clouds (that’s how you know a site is web 2.0). Reuters is also working on developing apps for smartphones and wireless devices, so that the news org will be up to speed with the digital age right after it’s finished cutting 240 employees from its legal department.
Compare and contrast the old and new Reuters’ homepage, after the jump.