WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to launch its new digital newsroom starting Thursday, bringing its existing family of 23 news sites under a singular and comprehensive news site designed to streamline access to Coast Guard news, imagery and information.
Currently, each Coast Guard District public affairs office, and select public affairs detachments and headquarters units, have individual news release sites. Under the new digital newsroom architecture, all these sites will become child pages of the digital newsroom site, www.uscgnews.com, the url that currently serves as the Coast Guard Headquarters news site.
The landing page of the Coast Guard digital newsroom will feature the releases from all Coast Guard District public affairs offices, public affairs detachments and headquarters units under a compiled recent updates column.
Inquiries can be directed to the specific districts by use of the drop down menu or the contact us tab. Contact information for each public affairs office will also be featured prominently on their child page of the digital newsroom.
Subscribers to the uscgnews.com RSS feed can continue to receive their feed by accessing the new digital newsroom's RSS feed at www.uscgnews.com/go/feed/4007/ru/rss20/.
"Our goal is to improve our compliance with OMB and DHS OPA web governance while retaining our ability to seamlessly work in the joint environment and continuing to provide excellent service to our customers," said Cmdr. Chris O'Neil, chief of media relations for the Coast Guard. "We've carefully engineered the new site, and are transitioning out existing sites to the digital newsroom over the course of two days, to limit the potential impact any unforeseen performance gaps. Our use of the PIER System has evolved and changed throughout our decade long partnership. The move to a digital newsroom is the next step in our evolution in the use of this tool to provide the media, and ultimately the public, the latest news, imagery and information about their U.S. Coast Guard."
Media desirig to provide feedback regarding their ability to access news, imagery and information on the new digital newsroom are encouraged to contact the Coast Guard Headquarters media relations staff at PublicAffairsDuty@uscg.mil.