Robert Wright, writing over at The Daily Dish, declares his appreciation for the latimes.com redesign:
I like the new online look of the Los Angeles Times. It reminds me of….. the old offline look. And that’s the point: Newspapers may need to stick with what will increasingly seem like a retro aesthetic if they’re going to remind/convince people that they carry more reportorial authority than, say, the blog item I’m now writing in my pajamas with no actual knowledge of the subject under discussion.
Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.