The Guardian Launches New U.S. Website
Posted on September 15, 2011The Guardian has launched a new U.S. website at guardiannews.com/. The Guardian said in a release that the new site will be helmed by Janine Gibson, formerly editor of guardian.co.uk. The new site was designed as a hub for U.S. readers.
Gibson says, "The site will be a gradual build which will allow us to monitor audiences and grow according to behaviour and what our users want - we're starting small but thinking big. It's fantastic to know that we will have the freedom to innovate and experiment with new forms of digital journalism with the full support of the Guardian brand behind us."
New writers and editors wre hired to build the site. In a letter posted on guardian.co.uk, Gibson says the Guardian is "hiring a new US team of writers, technologists and editors to work with journalists from the UK."
A button on the top left side of the page will enable users to switch between the U.S. version and the U.K. version.