This week the Center for Public Integrity is launching a totally redesigned website. It’s been a long time coming, and frankly, we’re fired up about it. We hope you will be, too.
Rest assured that the Center’s brand of in-depth investigative journalism isn’t changing. But the look, feel and presentation of that work is all new — bold, colorful, easy-to-navigate and starkly different from many of America’s cookie-cutter news sites.
Specifically, the new site makes it easier to navigate through our multi-part series and related content, and makes our data-driven work more reader-friendly. The new design also helps us revive and showcase key investigations from the Center’s storied history that continue to resonate today. We hope that after kicking the tires a bit, you’ll find it’s a site you want to keep coming back to.
The fresh site represents more than a year of planning, experimenting and innovating — and it also represents a major investment, much of it with Upstatement, a Boston- and New York-based firm. Upstatement bills itself as a “digital transformation studio … that help(s) visionaries find their voice” and we’d like to think that’s what’s happened here. The firm has won a boatload of design awards, and has previously collaborated on projects with ESPN, NPR, Texas Monthly, PBS NewsHour and The Boston Globe.
“[The Center]’s investigations are the best in the business. Deeply reported. Hard-hitting. High stakes. We set out to design a site that showcased these stories and stood out from the competition,” said Upstatement principal Tito Bottitta. “Media in this space tend to take a conservative, newsy approach. We tried to turn up the volume while remaining true to [the Center’s] heritage and respecting the serious subjects they cover.”
We couldn’t have said it much better ourselves. But given all the work she’s put in, we wanted to give our heroic web editor, Sameea Kamal, the last word.
“The Center for Public Integrity has its strongest-ever staff of investigative journalists,” said Kamal. “Now, our web presentation is going to be just as powerful. ”
Explore the rest of our new website.