My thoughts on Scoop

Harry Chapman
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I've been thinking about Scoop for a while. Here's a blog post on my thoughts: https://harrychapman.nz/2017/05/07/the-future-of-scoop-co-nz/

Joseph Cederwall

Joseph Cederwall May 7th, 2017 18:03

Hi Harry thank for this.
Actually a revamped design refresh of Scoop.co.nz Website should be launching this week. This will be the first stage of a more comprehensive overhaul of Scoop's website and publishing infrastructure.

It is a complicated site due to the nature of Scoop's operation and the historical legacy of the code meaning any major changes to the information architecture will be very time consuming and expensive.

I can see where you are coming on with some of the other points, although I certainly don't entirely agree personally about Scoop not doing original journalism at all. There may be a solution to resolve the confusion and make different use cases more clearly separated
Happy to discuss things further and thanks for starting a discussion on this.


Joe Cederwall
Community Engagement Manager/interim co-editor

Joseph Cederwall

Joseph Cederwall May 7th, 2017 18:06

Oh and fyi
We already launched a mobile version at m.scoop.co.nz a month ago and announced this publicly. It is in beta right now. We will soon be directing all traffic there once it is fully stable. It is a much better user experience already.

Joseph Cederwall

Joseph Cederwall May 10th, 2017 19:06

New website is live now: scoop.co.nz

Harry Chapman

Harry Chapman May 10th, 2017 22:39

Wow the new website looks fantastic. Congrats to the team involved in putting this together!