Introducing the all-new SCMP.com

October 26, 2018
SCMP Updates
Beta released for preview starting October 22, 2018

Over the past year we’ve been working on a complete overhaul of SCMP.com with the goal of improving our platform for your needs. We’ve prototyped a number of different experiences, features, and discovery mechanics and we’re now ready to share these with a wider audience. In the beginning these changes will only affect our website, scmp.com, but in the months to come we’ll also be rolling out similar changes to our native app. The site is currently under beta release and you can preview the site here.

We know it can take time to adjust to change, and we’re keen to hear your thoughts on the new platform. So if you love or hate some of the new features or have features you like to suggest, we’d love to hear from you.
Send us your feedback.

What's new?
Content Recommendations
With more and more content being published, we want to help users discover content that interests you. To help with this, we have introduced new Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered content recommendations. Found on the homepage, section pages, and article pages, these recommendations take into account your reading behaviour and geolocation to help recommend content that might interest you.. The platform also helps to surface older evergreen content that may be relevant to you.

New Editions
We’re adding two new editions to SCMP.com -- a US edition and an Asia edition
-- in addition to the existing HK edition and International edition. These will help curate content on homepage that is most relevant to audiences in these locations.You can always switch editions at any point using the menu (at the top of the page on desktop and in the “hamburger” - three horizontal lines - menu on mobile).

Expanded content
To respond to reader preferences, we’ve added some new channels throughout the site. These include a new Economy channel where you can find the latest China and Global economy stories. We’ve also expanded our Asia coverage to include more frequent updates from our  award-winning
This Week In Asia section.

Some of our readers told us that they’d love to be able to find the best SCMP content in a single place so we’re introducing SCMP Spotlight. Here you’ll be able to find award-winning stories, amazing infographics, exclusive interviews, and new video documentaries.

There’s more still to come
Although this initial launch includes lots of new features, there’s still more to come. Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be introducing more new functionality on the site as well as enhancing our native app to align it with many of the changes you can see on our website.

Stay tuned.
 

 

About South China Morning Post 

South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States.Its editorial teams are powered by emerging digital technologies to create innovative ways to tell Asia’s most important and compelling stories.

Against the backdrop of shifting discovery and consumption behaviours, SCMP reaches users across distributed media platforms including scmp.com, smartphone and tablet apps, social media and messaging platforms, as well as our flagship newspaper.  SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China.
 

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