Sahara Reporters says its new platform allows readers to submit stories directly to the editorial team for review and possible inclusion
At 5pm EST, Sahara Reporters on Wednesday launched the new Saharareporters.com, a move that predicates the news platform’s rebranding.
The new site, which features a slick minimalist design, is visually engaging. A featured stories carousel showcases news, reports, and opinion across a breadth of new content categories: business, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, education, finance, technology, and more.
Such media as videos, photos, and documents (which are now downloadable), also have their own dedicated categories.
Below this, each story is now highlighted with a featured image, enriching the story it accompanies. An infinite scroll allows readers to effortlessly view all stories right from the homepage.
Outside the aesthetic advancements, the launch also features several new elements designed to enrich user experience.
Unwaveringly committed to its mission of citizen journalism, the platform now allows you, the reader, to submit stories directly to the editorial team for review and possible inclusion.
The site’s comment platform is now powered by the social engagement element Disqus, providing a drastic modernization to the comment platform. Users will now get notifications via email for replies and likes on their comments.
As Sahara Reporters continues to grow, the brand continues to promise its readers a premium experience, a wide reach of engaging and relevant content, and the opportunity to “Report Yourself.”