Economist.com has, like its British counterpart at BBC News, stripped down its splash-page-heavy look and unveiled a sleeker, deeper-running home page with a respectable amount of interactivity.
For one of the world's most authoritative media, with a thundering pronouncement here and there and everywhere, one wouldn't expect The Economist to rub shoulders extensively with user-generated content. But it's at least elevated the "most commented" element of its site. The main story section is highly attractive.
As a design, it doesn't immediately stand out the way the BBC's did. Downpage there are still some spatial issues and clashing functions.
There are fewer, or lesser, ads. Which is not something every media can afford.
Click through, though, and there is a wide offering of the publication's digital and print content. With a really strong podcast, it was good to see they've given that more prominence. I suspect it'll be tweaked a few more times before settling in.