03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011 Redesigns: Adds More Social, Video, Entertainment, Opinion, And Oprah

The redesign itself is pretty standard: a less cluttered homepage, featuring more images and less text, plus more social media. Citizen journalism project iReport will no longer be a standalone site; users will be redirected to a section on the main site, which will allows users to continue to upload their photos and stories. editors will vet stories and give the independent reports more formal play. All stories on will allow comments as well.

The news site will also play up two areas that have remained more popular with users and advertiser: opinion and entertainment, with a particular tilt toward the latter category.

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