The Guardian has launched the new url and homepage for its US digital operation
The Guardian's new US site has gone live as its new editor Janine Gibson announces plans to hire a team of writers and editors to support the operation.
In April, Guardian News & Media confirmed it was to launch a new American digital operation to be led by former Guardian.co.uk editor Janine Gibson.
Gibson relocated to New York along with Guardian.co.uk news editor Stuart Millar, who is now deputy editor of the US operation.
In a post announcing the new homepage, which can be found at www.guardiannews.com, Gibson said while it is just currently one page, it enables stories more relevant to US readers to be displayed better.
She also announced today that the company is hiring a new US team of writers, technologists and editors who will work with journalists from the UK to combine output.
"We'll build on the successes we've already had in live, real-time news, such as our live blogging from the Middle East uprisings as well as our investigative strength in breaking stories such as the phone-hacking scandal," she said.
"We'll also be drawing on reporting from the hundreds of Guardian journalists based around the world.
"This is the beginning of our efforts, not the reveal of a finished product, so it's very, very beta. Please tell us what you think – we'll be reading and responding as well as revising as we go along – and do bear with us over the next few weeks and months as we try to get it right."
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