The Coast News has been delivering high-quality news, community voice and storytelling since its inception in 1987. Since then, the news organization has grown into a successful newsgroup covering a majority of San Diego’s populous North County region.
The Coast News Group continues to evolve in the way it disseminates the original reporting that is important to the communities it serves, from print to multimedia platforms, while upholding its journalistic integrity that has gained our reputation as being the papers people love.
The journalism that is found in The Coast News Group’s papers can be relied on as being based in fact, informed, fair and comprehensive, and speaks to our duty to serve the thousands of readers that seek out our publications.
This was a project that pushed us to look beyond form and function to better understand usage by the visitor. The initial site was a WordPress site but the functional foundation was cobbled together and many work arounds in place leading to a workflow that was difficult at best. We went to work and the first order of business was the site design.