May 3, 2012

Nevada Journal relaunches with new look and more multimedia capabilities

As you've probably noticed, things have been a little quiet here on the blog these past few weeks. Well, I just wanted to take this time to direct to your attention to the reason:

A complete redesign of Nevada Journal, TransparentNevada's sister-site in NPRI's drive for governmental transparency and accountability!

From the announcement:

NPRI and TransparentNevada are proud to announce a new-and-improved Nevada Journal, relaunching with a fresh look yet as dedicated as ever to "in-depth reporting in the public interest."

The Nevada Policy Research Institute today announced a complete redesign of its Nevada Journal news site, on the Web at NevadaJournal.com.

Already featuring detailed investigations into the impact of state, local and federal government agencies on the lives of Nevadans, the publication now adds a significant new multi-media capability.

“Ever since Nevada Journal was founded some 15 years ago, its mission has been to offer in-depth reporting in the public interest. Now we’re expanding our ability to provide that in as engaging a way as possible,” said Steven Miller, managing editor.

“That’s the reason for the redesign: We want to bring readers more multi-media stories, improved functionality, a robust commenting system, an easier site navigation system and a more open and visually appealing style.

“In the past few years, Nevada Journal investigations have documented significant misfeasance at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, double dipping during many legislative sessions by outgoing Assembly Speaker and North Las Vegas firefighter John Oceguera and — over many years — prescient, high-quality reporting on the continuing Las Vegas Monorail soap opera. This new website will enhance the presentation of such investigative journalism efforts.”

Nevada Journal reporting recently made its way onto the Drudge Report, Fox News and the Rush Limbaugh show, and has been picked up frequently by major media outlets throughout Nevada.

Feel free to take a look at the site and please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any comments or suggestions.