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A new, modern and cleaner look for the Arizona Mirror

By: - July 19, 2021 8:37 pm

The new Arizona Mirror website on the left, the old website on the right. Screenshots taken July 19, 2021.

Say “hello” to the new Arizona Mirror website.

The new look, which debuts today, is the result of almost a year of planning and designing aimed at modernizing the look and making it easier for you — our valued reader — to find and use the news you need.

The renovations give the Mirror a cleaner look, and the flow of news on our homepage is better organized. You’ll find the latest items at the top of the page, while opinion pieces, news briefs and other important stories are sorted into their own columns a bit lower on the page. 

We’ve also revamped our fonts to ensure headlines are easier to read and changed the story text to a serif font from a sans-serif option — a move I think better fits the seriousness and caliber of our journalism.

And those of you who read the Mirror on a desktop computer will notice that the stories no longer compete for space with a column on the right side of the screen. Instead, our stories will use the full space of the page.

The changes aren’t just aesthetic, however — the new site comes with new tools that we hope will enhance our journalism and the reader experience in the weeks and months to come.

Finally, it’s important to know that upgrades like this wouldn’t be possible without your support and feedback. We’ve heard from our readers since launching nearly three years ago, and we used that input to help shape what this new site looks like — and we hope you keep reading our work and letting us know what you think.


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Jim Small
Jim Small

Jim Small is a native Arizonan and has covered state government, policy and politics since 2004, with a focus on investigative and in-depth policy reporting, first as a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, then as editor of the paper and its prestigious sister publications, the Yellow Sheet Report and Arizona Legislative Report. Under his guidance, the Capitol Times won numerous state, regional and national awards for its accountability journalism and probing investigations into state government operations.