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‘WaPo’ Unveils Website Redesign, Invites You To Complain About It

The Washington Post starts off this week with a new look and a new emphasis on reader comments, according to the press release.

The look of it is part New York Times, part Wall Street Journal. That aside, it’s a nice improvement. And there’s a new “Lifestyle” section and other arts and culture coverage, a new multimedia section, and other enhancements.

For the comments, reporters writing everything from the articles to the blog posts will spotlight chosen commenters, inviting them to participate in forums with other commenters and WaPo writers. And there’s a new blog, @Innovations, which is also an attempt at increased engagement with readers.

At noon ET today, managing editor Raju Narisetti will be online and open to feedback.

Update: According to an email from The Washington Post, the Customized Headlines newsletter didn’t go out today because of the redesign but will go out tomorrow. Maybe that was part of the feedback they received today?

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