Chicago Tribune has adopted The Washington Post's publishing platform Arc Publishing and redesigned its website and mobile app.
Running on Arc Publishing “allows us to improve how we deliver news and information to our readers,” writes Elizabeth Wolfe, director of the audience development and engagement team, in a ChicagoTribune.com post.
“We’re able to better enrich our articles with powerful photos and infographics, video and immersive galleries” on the new platform, she added.
Arc Publishing powers the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News and The Philadelphia Inquirer, among other publishers.
Users should find the Chicago Tribune website and mobile app faster and easier to navigate, according to Wolfe.
The site now has fewer section categories, located under the “Topics” drop-down menu in the upper left corner of the page. It's a move the team hopes makes it “easier for you to find what you’re looking for and know that you’re not missing anything. “
The Chicago Tribune homepage will continue to display a news stories curated by its editors.
The revamped mobile app “features all the news that’s published on chicagotribune.com in an easy-to-read format perfect for your phone or tablet,” Wolfe writes.
The app also offers more alert categories. Users can sign up for the updates they want, including categories like Top News, Weather, Business, Entertainment, Nation & World, News Briefings, Daily eNewspaper and Sports. (There are different alerts for specific teams in the region and college sports.)
Chicago Tribune’s print newspaper remains the same.