The Newsroom Blog

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For nearly a decade, the Newsroom Web site has provided journalists, and the public at large, with news and information about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Original Newsroom site ( launched in 2000

Olympic%20version.jpg began as a few years prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics. It was one of the Church's original Web sites. The primary goal was to provide resources to the thousands of journalists who covered the Church during the Olympic period. That original site was translated daily into multiple languages. That is no longer necessary now that the Church has media sites in countries throughout the world where local content is available in the native language. (See a two-part interview that the Newsroom staff conducted with the Times and Seasons blog last year for more background on the Newsroom.)

2003-2006 version of


In recent years we've added features such as widgets and social media sharing tools to allow readers to more easily share Newsroom content. An e-mail subscription service, Facebook fan page, RSS and text message alerts have also been added to provide a variety of ways to follow the Church through Newsroom. We even started Twittering Newsroom content over two years ago.

2006-present version of


We've also been publishing commentaries, which provide background and context to journalists and the public on issues related to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

As the site adapts to the changing needs of journalists and the emergence of social media, we are updating it once again to ensure it meets the needs of those who write or share information about the Church both in the mainstream press and with social media.

As we improve the site for news media, bloggers and the other public audiences that it serves, we invite your feedback.

Tell us what content on the site is most useful. Why do you come to Newsroom? What do you hope to find when you get there and what keeps you coming back? If you could design the site, how would it look? Your feedback is appreciated. You can comment on the Newsroom Facebook page or take the Newsroom survey.

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About: This blog is managed and written by staff of the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to provide journalists, bloggers, and the public with additional context and information regarding public issues involving the Church. For official news releases and statements from the Church, please also visit the home page.

Style Guide Note: When reporting about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please use the complete name of the Church in the first reference. For more information on the use of the name of the Church, go to our online Style Guide.