Welcome to our new digital platform. We hope you like it. Let us know.
This redesign, our first in Washington in years, actually reflects a transformation at the McClatchy Company and at its 29 news outlets nationwide.
When you think about it, more has changed in journalism in the last few years than has changed since the early 1800s. Just as the Penny Press brought news to a far wider audience back then, smart phones, tablets and desktops have become the drivers of information now. This summer, more than 100 billion apps were downloaded from Apple’s App Store. That’s up from just 10 billion in 2011. Across McClatchy, 44 million readers read our work each month.
Easy access to this frantic surge of information means you can get news whenever you want it and however you prefer it.
McClatchy is responding. All of our digital products are changing. Our newspapers are being redesigned. Vibrant visual journalism will play a new and prominent role in our storytelling. We will get news to you quickly on your smart phones and then offer you the deeper explanatory or analytical perspective that puts news in context. Here at McClatchy’s Washington Bureau, you’ll see more in-depth news that will surprise and inform you.
Yet some things won’t change. We will continue to be independent and fair. We’ll speak truth to power and be your eyes and ears as we report and assess how government in Washington works and how events worldwide affect your lives.
And that’s a promise.