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Tim Grieve
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Tim Grieve
Sept. 30, 2013, 9:27 p.m.

Wel­come to the new Na­tion­al­Journ­al.com.

For more than four dec­ades, Na­tion­al Journ­al has been a trus­ted voice on polit­ics and policy — the place to go for in­tel­li­gent, in-depth re­port­ing and ana­lys­is on the biggest is­sues fa­cing the na­tion.

That’s not chan­ging.

But times have changed. The world moves faster, and so do you.

So over the last sev­er­al months, we’ve made some big changes at Na­tion­al Journ­al. We’ve hired some of the best re­port­ers work­ing in di­git­al journ­al­ism today, and we’ve worked hard to cre­ate a pub­lic­a­tion that’s more cur­rent, more vi­brant, and more use­ful — pair­ing the in-depth ana­lys­is you’ve come to ex­pect with high-ve­lo­city re­port­ing to keep you in the know, every minute of the day.

It’s work­ing. There’s a new en­ergy in our news­room and a new en­ergy on our site. And read­er­ship is grow­ing dra­mat­ic­ally: Na­tion­al­Journ­al.com at­trac­ted more monthly unique vis­it­ors in Septem­ber than in any month in at least five years — and maybe ever.

Now we’re tak­ing the next step.

Today, we’re rolling out a new Na­tion­al­Journ­al.com, a site that’s de­signed to work the way you work.

The site is fully re­spons­ive, mean­ing it will dis­play beau­ti­fully wherever you are and on whatever device you’re us­ing — in your of­fice on a big desktop mon­it­or, on the Hill on your iPhone or An­droid, or back home on the couch with your iPad.

At the top of our new homepage, you’ll find the best of our latest con­tent dis­played all in one place so that you can scan it quickly and find the stor­ies that mat­ter to you most. Down be­low you’ll find more of our stor­ies in chro­no­lo­gic­al or­der, links to spe­cial fea­tures, and a “Most Read” list so you’ll know what every­one else is read­ing.

You’ll find fa­mil­i­ar, es­sen­tial fea­tures like Na­tion­al Journ­al magazine and Na­tion­al Journ­al Daily. And you’ll find new ones as well. With the new site, we’re doub­ling down on policy cov­er­age with a spe­cial sec­tion de­voted to the big stor­ies and minute-to-minutes news on en­ergy — and you can sign up now for En­ergy Edge, a free news­let­ter that will put the latest en­ergy news in your in­box early each morn­ing.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll build more policy-spe­cif­ic sec­tions, an­nounce more crit­ic­al hires, and in­tro­duce new products that serve our read­ers, our sub­scribers, and our mem­bers bet­ter than ever be­fore.

While today’s re­design is the cul­min­a­tion of a lot of hard work, it’s also just a be­gin­ning. With a new ap­proach to our journ­al­ism — from the way we con­ceive of and write our stor­ies, to the way we dis­play them in print and on­line — we’re po­s­i­tion­ing Na­tion­al Journ­al to provide the smartest, most com­pel­ling cov­er­age of Wash­ing­ton avail­able any­where.

You de­serve noth­ing less.

Thanks for your time, and thanks for read­ing Na­tion­al Journ­al.

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