Cox Media Group Launches Reimagined Newspaper Websites

11/10/2014

ATLANTA, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Media Group (CMG) is unveiling a bold new look for its free newspaper sites, starting with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC.com). Each month, AJC.com receives more than 15.5 million visits, making it the most powerful local digital brand in the Atlanta market and one of the strongest brands in CMG's portfolio. The sleek new design helps readers connect with what's happening in Atlanta right now. It's the latest move in CMG's digital evolution to meet the needs of readers and advertisers. 

"This is not a simple redesign of an existing website; it's part of a long-term digital strategy that bolsters our entire portfolio," said Mark Medici, AJC Vice President of Audience and CMG Group Lead. "We are presenting stories in a unique way with a focus on what's making news right now and what Atlantans are talking about. This encompasses visuals and social integration in supporting the 'Atlanta Now' user experience."

New features also include:

  • A bold visual design that allows readers to quickly navigate the site and easily access other products in the AJC portfolio.
  • An enhanced mobile experience that more closely matches the desktop version.
  • New neighborhood features that make it easier for readers to find information from close to home and allow advertisers to target specific geographies across Atlanta.

Topic pages and special sections also enable advertisers to align with specific content and consumer passions. "We are thrilled that the new site incorporates the needs of our advertisers by offering new premium sponsorship and native advertising opportunities. This helps them build richer and deeper connections with our large Atlanta audience," said Moya Neville, Senior Vice President of Sales for the AJC.

The redesigned website was developed in partnership with Atlanta-based CSE and underscores CMG's commitment to innovation by strengthening its trusted newspaper super brands. In addition to the AJC's site launch, the Austin American-Statesman, The Palm Beach Post and the Dayton Daily News will launch redesigns in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, take a tour of the new AJC site: http://newsite.ajc.com/

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps.  Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings.  The company's operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.  CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.     

SOURCE Cox Media Group

For further information: For CMG info: Andy McDill, (678) 645-0439, Andy.McDill@coxinc.com, or For AJC inquiries: Drue Miller, (404) 526-2692, dmiller@ajc.com

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