Today, we’re unveiling RevealNews.org, the new publishing platform for The Center for Investigative Reporting. We hope our new home, built on WordPress and developed with Alley Interactive, will make it easier for people to navigate, consume and share the great journalism produced every day by our team.
You’ll recognize a version of this design from our old site, but this new layout, and our ability to work within it, is designed to help readers navigate through both long- and short-form text, easily listen to audio while you browse, and watch video. The site and its features also are optimized for mobile users.
With the launch of our new public radio program, “Reveal,” produced with PRX, we’ve also added a specially designed player that allows users to listen and browse without interrupting the flow of audio. We’ll be adding additional features to the player as we get feedback from users and begin publishing “Reveal” content regularly.
A couple of key changes: We’ve added new topics to help you navigate our reporting coverage more easily. These will adjust in the coming weeks when we add more functionality to the pull-down menu. You’ll also find episode pages for our “Reveal” radio program, on which you can listen to full episodes or individual segments. (And please subscribe to our podcast.)
You’ll probably notice that not all of the content produced in CIR’s long history is here. We’ve moved over a large portion of our content from the past nine months, but most of our content is still on our older site. (See our archives here.) In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be migrating our archive from CIRonline.org to RevealNews.org. That includes the work from California Watch and The Bay Citizen, two former CIR projects. We will roll out additional features such as a dedicated video page optimized for finding and watching our videos and animations. We’ll also add a new data page that will highlight the apps, charts and maps our data team has produced.
In short, we hope that this new site will be easier for you to use, allow us to create more engaging and dynamic work, and allow you to share, browse, read, listen and watch all the work the CIR team and our partners produce. Please let us know what you think. Share your thoughts about the page (and what is working and what isn’t) here.