Lund Report Launches Website Overhaul

Redesign will better highlight our hard-hitting stories, and will give premium subscribers a better experience.

We have a new look. Nine years after The Lund Report launched with a mission to become Oregon’s leading source of news about healthcare and the health industry, this week we unveiled an overhaul of our website, with an updated logo, fresher graphics and a better navigation system.

Among the changes you will see:

  • We’ve optimized our site for use on mobile devices, so that the growing share of our subscribers who access our news on their phones will have a better experience.
  • We can now position our premium stories anywhere on the site. These in-depth data and public records heavy articles, which are only available to paying subscribers, offer insight into the industry that’s not available anywhere else. In the past, we were only able to display two premium stories at a time. The changes will allow us to highlight more of our most critical work.
  • We can now more easily host spreadsheets, Word documents, PDFs and other files, which will allow us to link directly to the source information that underpins much of our work.
  • Our website search function works much better in the past. You can expect more relevant results when you search, and when you browse articles it will be easier to filter results to track down what you want. In addition, you can now click on a reporter’s name to get a list of stories by that person.
  • Logging on to access premium stories and other areas of our site should work more smoothly for our subscribers.

In addition, the behind-the-scenes website management tools we use have been improved, which will make it easier for us to post and edit stories – and will free up time to continue digging deeper into the public- and private-sector healthcare industry, reporting on powerful people, well-funded institutions, and the ways policy and business decisions affect the health of Oregonians.

Diane Lund-Muzikant founded The Lund Report in spring 2009, building on three previous decades as a healthcare journalist – including more than 16 years as the founder and director of Oregon Health News.

When she recruited me to join The Lund Report a year ago, and transitioned to editor emeritus and board chair, she and I agreed that our website was in need of an overhaul, to better highlight and promote the top-notch work we were already creating. Diane led the months-long fundraising campaign to pay for the upgrates, and I’m gratified by her continued leadership as we worked with consultants at Parachute Strategies and with web developers MetalToad to develop this fresh new site.

This is just one of many investments we are making to keep The Lund Report vital in the years ahead. In February, we moved our headquarters from a small office in Old Town Portland to a larger space in the Pearl District that gives us room to grow. Stay tuned this summer for still more news about our investments in reporting and in expanding our editorial reach.

Reach Courtney Sherwood at sherwood@thelundreport.org.