The Atlantic Has a Redesigned Homepage for the Dizzying, Trump-ified News Cycle
Last week (can you believe it?) President Trump fired FBI Director Jim Comey.
Within about 48 hours, The Atlantic had at least 30 original pieces about the news. An in-depth comparison to Watergate by James Fallows. Analysis of the decision by David Frum. A longread from Rosie Gray and McKay Coppins that depicted a White House teetering on the edge of chaos.
There was one problem: The Atlantic’s homepage could only fit seven stories “above the fold.”
“We’re reached sufficient size and velocity that when there is an overwhelmingly important story in the world, we can flood the zone,” said Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor of The Atlantic. “And I want the website to be able to absorb the flood.”
That will be easier beginning today. The Atlantic this morning unveiled a redesigned homepage that applies its “real-time magazine” philosophy to a news cycle that’s spinning faster than journalists can type.