PUBLIC SECT0R: Website revamps to allay journalist confusion of GLA

Journalist confusion over the role of the Greater London Authority has prompted a revamp of its website, www. london.gov.uk.

The authority has created an online media centre that for the first time separates press notices sent out on behalf of the mayor's press team and that of the assembly.

The Mayor's press office spokesman said: 'They are different organisations with different roles, which perhaps wasn't that clear before.

'Also, some journalists were calling us the Greater London Assembly instead of Authority - it just depended on who wrote the story. These changes should rectify that,' he added.

PROs' contact details and an improved search system have also been added as part of the £130,000 revamp of the website, which was due to become operational this week.

The GLA's most senior PR post is still vacant following the resignation of executive director of comms Charlotte Rowe last year (PRWeek, 28 September 2001).

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