Washington Post Online's Redesign Focuses On Video

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The Washington Post's (WPO) Web site introduced a revamped home page.  Jim Brady, executive editor of washingtonpost.com, hopes it will finally give some visibility to video reporting.

"Our video team produces some of the best, most critically acclaimed work on the Web with awards ranging from Emmys to Murrows -- readers need to know how to find it," Brady said.

In remarks last week, Brady said 85 of the newspaper's print reporters have been trained hot to use cameras. "They don't have to do it on all stories, but we're now running maybe five or six reporter-shot videos weekly that we add to the Web site," he told a Columbia Journalism School audience. The Web site redesign has a permanent place for news videos on the page.

Washingtonpost.com has launched a new section called Smart Living, which includes a database of 1,000 recipes.  It will also have a daily editorial focus; today it's personal finance and features an online chat with James Scurlock, who made the movie "Maxed Out."