MSNBC has just launched a new and improved photoblog (the one called “Photo Blog,” actually). The site is run by Robert Hood, who has been on MSNBC’s multimedia team since 1996 in addition to freelancing for The New York Times and the LA Times. His team is responsible for all the photography and video on MSNBC.com.
The blog itself features thought-provoking, interesting, beautiful or otherwise eye-catching photos from around the world. Each photo is accompanied by a short description and a link to a related news story elsewhere on MSNBC or a photo slideshow.
Posts are also tagged so you can browse more of that same genre. Registered users can leave comments. And at the bottom of the page, a social networking bar lets you share the blog via Facebook, Twitter and email.
More design tweaks and features are coming “in the near future” promises a quick post about the new site.