Hey, WTOP, what happened to your website?

If you’re reading this, you’ve substantially already beheld that WTOP.com looks a small opposite than a final time we visited.

The changes we are saying on a site are a outcome of mixed concentration groups and investigate studies with people only like you. People who told us they favourite a internal news calm we had to offer, though that it wasn’t orderly well. People who told us they wanted a some-more visually-appealing arrangement of a tip news stories of a day regardless of platform. And people who told us they wanted choice and personalization.

We took that recommendation to heart, and we wish you’ll determine that a changes we’ve done have addressed these issues and will emanate a improved user knowledge overall.

In further to cosmetic updates, we’ve also combined new facilities and functionality to a site.

For example, we’ve done it really easy for readers to perspective a latest internal news headlines from opposite a region, as good as demeanour during news specific to Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., by simply clicking on a drop-down menu in Local News.

One of a biggest requests we’ve perceived over a years is to arrangement a internal heat in a WTOP Nav Bar. Consider it done!

We’re also vehement to announce formation with a app. Anyone who has sealed adult for an comment in a WTOP app, can now entrance his comment information directly by a website. When logged into your account, we also have entrance to all violation news, trade and continue alerts.

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Those of we who haven’t downloaded a app can take advantage of a giveaway account. In further to alerts, signing adult for a WTOP comment will give we entrance to giveaway offers in a future.

Some things have not changed. The Listen Live button is in a same easy-to-access plcae it has always been right in a nav bar. However, now, we’ve done it easier for we to entrance some of a other audio offerings like podcasts.

Some additional facilities will continue to hurl out over a subsequent several months, including updates to a WTOP trade page and trade map. If we don’t now use a WTOP trade page in your daily commute, we titillate we to check it out on a website or app.

The trade page includes all of a latest reliable accidents and incidents true from a group and women in a WTOP Traffic Center, including information on line closures and other impending sum that will assistance we get where we are going faster. You can pointer adult for a Traffic Alerts and get a latest on-demand trade reports.

These are only some of a highlights. We entice we to try a updated site on your elite inclination (desktop, mobile, tablet) and let us know your thoughts. You can email me directly during jziegler@wtop.com.

Julia Ziegler
Digital News Director

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