Welcome to msnbc.com’s new story pages.
The story page is the atomic unit of our news site: It’s where we alert you that news is breaking; it’s where we explain why it matters. It’s where you tell us what you think, and where you share what you like.
We aspire to give you stories you can’t stop talking about, stories that illuminate the world or even change your life. And we want that to be an experience that is both pleasing and compelling for you. We think these new pages make us better at all those things.
These pages deliver on the promise of “multimedia storytelling.” On the page, you can watch a video, read the whole text story, scroll through a slideshow. There’s enough clutter in our lives: Why should you have to click a link to open another window just to hear/learn/see more? You’ll also find all kinds of new, simpler, ways to discover what you’re looking for and to navigate to what you care about most.
If you’ve seen any stories in the TODAYshow.com Entertainment section recently, you’ve had a sneak-peek. Now you can try them out everywhere.
Our amazing creative director, Ashley Wells – and a team of more talented people than we can keep track of – have put together a demonstration of the pages’ new features. Please click here to take the tour, and be sure to let us know what you think.