New ENS website highlights enhanced news outlets, social media

Posted Dec 6, 2011

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] A redesigned Episcopal News Service website now enhances its news and commentary with a myriad of advances, including expanded multimedia and a range of social media offerings and share tools, all designed to help you keep up-to-date on the Episcopal Church.

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“The new Episcopal News Service website enables readers and visitors to keep in touch and updated on the happenings of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion,” commented Anne Rudig, director of communication.  “It is an exciting moment in our communication ministry as we tell the church’s story while sharing accurate and timely information in today’s world of instant communication.”

“The new website incorporates the latest social media options to enable visitors to share, tweet, like, email and print articles from a single module,” explained Matthew Davies, Episcopal News Service editor/reporter

The website will continue to present its award-winning news and feature coverage, divided into sections: Top Stories, Churchwide, Worldwide, Commentary, and Noticias.

Lynette Wilson, Episcopal News Service editor/reporter, added, “Some sections have either been eliminated or consolidated and several landing pages have been removed from the architecture to assist readers in accessing articles and archival content more easily.”

The new site has been designed to spotlight a commitment to video coverage and multimedia.

Also new to the site will be the ability to comment and engage in conversation on articles and videos.

An enhanced search function allows for quicker and easier access to archival information.

“Based on feedback from an Episcopal News Service survey, the new site has been streamlined so that visitors can access the most important news and navigate the site more easily,” explained Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News Service editor/reporter

Social Media

Among the new features are a Twitter feed available for real-time Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion news and an Episcopal News Service blog for a wide range of information and live coverage.

Twitter: @episcopal_news

The Episcopal News Service’s improvements will continue in 2012. Next will be the redesign of the daily round-up of Episcopal News Service distributed by email, which will be presented as an HTML version.