New editor for mobile and tablets

BBC responsive site

Since the start of the year, our mobile and tablet audience has regularly outnumbered those of you visiting BBC News Online on desktop, so the timing is right to increase our editorial focus significantly on these platforms. To do this, I have appointed Nathalie Malinarich to the new role of Editor, Mobile and New Formats.

The role will help us meet the needs of our rapidly growing mobile audience. We've averaged 53.2 million weekly global browsers across January and February this year. I've talked before on this blog about the efforts we've made to provide the best possible service on mobile, so it's great to see that in this time, half of our global browsers have been on a mobile or tablet and at weekends this figure grows to 60%,.

Nathalie, who was previously the World Editor of News Online, has been working successfully on our mobile platforms for the past few months, helping us to sharpen our understanding of what works best as BBC News Online goes through a number of changes. Last week I wrote about the work under way on a new responsive tablet and desktop site which will mean changes to the existing desktop site. It is designed to be simpler than our existing desktop site and, of course, optimised for different screen sizes.

You can give us feedback on the responsive site by completing this survey. And you can find out more on the responsive site as it takes shape.



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    Comment number 18.

    Just clicked on ´completing this survey´

    What is this nonsense ?

    NO possibility to say that I NEVER USE TABLET OR MOBILE PHONE !

    --I must give ´half truth´ information to complete the survey ?

    --and my age ?

    --only desktop !

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    Comment number 17.


    The possibility for ALL contributors to see the contribution history of others --should be re-instated.

    It assists argumentation and link finding.

    -- It also makes it more difficult for contributors to claim memory lapse with contradictory arguments.

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    Comment number 16.

    International contributors

    HINT --dis-enable Javescript, Do not allow Jave plug-ins, remove all Cookies, empty Cache before signing-in.

    Keep to 10 minutes rule, only re-load page and only use page numbers at bottom of page --Not ´See Comments´, DO NOT RATE

    --and ´DO NOT remember me on this computer´

    Good luck

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    Comment number 15.

    Be serious, you don't really expect any fair play from the BBC, do you?

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    Comment number 14.


    --`Can only see 5 comments --back to Dis-Enable Javascript !

    -and operate with 2 windows.


    #9 Jaunty

    Is it not the duty of the bbc to get value for money and that only those who pay for it get the service?"

    -- You want to charge for your own propaganda while others deliver theirs to you for free-- on countless websites ?


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