By Hugo Gurdon - 10/30/13 06:08 AM EDT
Today we’re launching thehill.com with a fresh, bold design. It’s faster, more interactive, more visual, easier to navigate and richer in content. We’re confident our millions of readers will appreciate the changes.
There are new features, such as People pages. With brief bios of every lawmaker and Cabinet member, plus Twitter accounts and YouTube videos, these pages form an online political almanac.
We’re also adding a lot more video and photos, delivering news the way consumers want it.
In addition to what’s new, we’ll continue to provide the best political reporting available anywhere. Our award-winning coverage of Congress, the administration and K Street is getting extra resources and will remain the essential read that Washington’s power players have come to rely on.
Here’s how senior lawmakers responded when we told them our plans:
Rep. Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersGOP campaign chief: Turn up the heat on Clinton GOP rep: Ryan's agenda to restore representative government Restoring the VA's promise to veterans MORE (R-Wash.), chairwoman of the House Republican Conference: “For nearly two decades, The Hill has provided insider knowledge on campaigns, policy, and politics, and they do so with unmatched precision and appeal. I’m proud to help celebrate so many years of excellence, and I’m excited to see what they bring to journalism in the many years to come.”
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.): “I read The Hill because it combines smart and informative journalism with opinions from pivotal decision makers. If you’re looking to be well informed of what’s going on in this town, reading The Hill is a must.”
Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC): “Congratulations on two decades of excellent coverage of Congress. The Hill is a must read for anyone interested in policy and politics. Your talented team of journalists give readers an inside look to the inner workings of the Nation’s Capital and campaigns around the country. Best wishes for the next 20 years and more. “
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), former chairman of the NRCC, said: “The Hill newspaper is a daily read that provides timely, relevant and vital reporting on the issues facing our nation in Washington. I look forward to the launch of this new website and expect many great things ahead from its team of reporters.”