Today, we’re unveiling, the new publishing platform for The Center for Investigative Reporting. We hope our new home, built on WordPress and developed with Alley Interactive, will make it easier for people to navigate, consume and share the great journalism produced every day by our team.

You’ll recognize a version of this design from our old site, but this new layout, and our ability to work within it, is designed to help readers navigate through both long- and short-form text, easily listen to audio while you browse, and watch video. The site and its features also are optimized for mobile users.

With the launch of our new public radio program, “Reveal,” produced with PRX, we’ve also added a specially designed player that allows users to listen and browse without interrupting the flow of audio. We’ll be adding additional features to the player as we get feedback from users and begin publishing “Reveal” content regularly.

A couple of key changes: We’ve added new topics to help you navigate our reporting coverage more easily. These will adjust in the coming weeks when we add more functionality to the pull-down menu. You’ll also find episode pages for our “Reveal” radio program, on which you can listen to full episodes or individual segments. (And please subscribe to our podcast.)

You’ll probably notice that not all of the content produced in CIR’s long history is here. We’ve moved over a large portion of our content from the past nine months, but most of our content is still on our older site. (See our archives here.) In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be migrating our archive from to That includes the work from California Watch and The Bay Citizen, two former CIR projects. We will roll out additional features such as a dedicated video page optimized for finding and watching our videos and animations. We’ll also add a new data page that will highlight the apps, charts and maps our data team has produced.

In short, we hope that this new site will be easier for you to use, allow us to create more engaging and dynamic work, and allow you to share, browse, read, listen and watch all the work the CIR team and our partners produce. Please let us know what you think. Share your thoughts about the page (and what is working and what isn’t) here.

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David Suriano is the lead designer for Reveal. His passion for user interface design began before the popularity of today’s Internet. In 1987, he discovered the world of 2400 bps modems and local Michigan BBSes. By 1989, he was customizing the ANSI art interface of his own multinode BBS. He later earned his bachelor’s degree in visual communications from Collins College in Tempe, Arizona. Before joining The Bay Citizen, which merged with The Center for Investigative Reporting in 2012, he was a self-employed designer for more than seven years, working with a diverse range of clients, from startups to billion-dollar corporations. Suriano is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.

Meghann Farnsworth

Meghann Farnsworth is the managing director of distribution, operations and engagement for Reveal and The Center for Investigative Reporting. She manages teams dedicated to website production and management, technology, analytics, social media, distribution, newsletters, online and on-the-ground community building, arts collaborations, and youth engagement. She also helps develop and support media partnerships and collaborations for Reveal’s national public radio show and podcast. Previously, Farnsworth was the senior digital media manager at Home Front Communications in Washington, D.C., where she worked in digital media management, interactive development and outreach for nonprofit and government clients. She also served as the associate editor of Forums at PBS NewsHour, where she created interactive online forums that helped increase and engage the NewsHour's online audience. She was an inaugural member of the Online News Association-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, and she has presented at conferences across the country, including SXSW, ONA, the Logan Symposium, the Reynolds Journalism Institute and others. She earned her master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley and undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon. Farnsworth is based at Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.

Sam Ward is a former senior digital producer for Reveal, where he oversees the web team. He has years of experience producing creative digital media projects for Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS, ITVS and the Smithsonian, and he has managed projects for funders such as the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education and Annenberg Media. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Ward is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.