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The Georgia Recorder gets a makeover

July 21, 2021 1:30 pm

The Georgia Recorder redesigned its website July 20, 2020 nearly two years after the news outlet launched.

Welcome to the revamped Georgia Recorder website.

After nearly a year of planning and designing, today we unveil the new-look Georgia Recorder.

Our aim is to enhance your experience on the site, and the redesigned Georgia Recorder is more functional and accessible.

The site overall has a cleaner look. The flow of news on the homepage is more orderly. The latest posts are featured at the top while commentaries, briefs and stories are sorted into columns lower on the page. The headline fonts are weightier font and are easier to read, and the story-text font got a classy upgrade. Previously, stories that were viewed on desktop computers shared space with numerous elements on the right side of the screen. Now they fill the width of the page.

Some of the other changes are subtle functional improvements or aesthetic alterations. But they all reflect the Georgia Recorder’s growth as a trusted state news source and our constant efforts to better serve readers.

We launched the Georgia Recorder from an office building walking distance to the state Capitol nearly two years ago. It’s been a privilege to provide fair and accurate reporting for a Georgia audience. We are always looking for ways to do it better, and the redesign of our website is part of that mission.

Let us know what you think with an email to [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you. We couldn’t do what we do without your support, and we thank you for reading the Georgia Recorder.

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John McCosh
John McCosh

John McCosh, Editor-in-Chief, is a seasoned writer and editor with decades of experience in journalism and government public affairs. His skills were forged in Georgia newsrooms, where he was a business and investigative reporter, editor and bureau chief, and expanded his experience during years in nonprofit and corporate communications roles. For more than a decade at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, McCosh investigated state and local government officials and operations. He also tracked regional growth and development with a focus on metro Atlanta’s population-related problems, including traffic congestion, air pollution and water quality. He first learned the power of public records to unlock information when he was a commercial real estate reporter at the Atlanta Business Chronicle. McCosh is a board member of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation and active in the Georgia State Signal Alumni Group, which advises student journalists.

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