‘It’s been over a month since you asked for reader input. What have you done?’
…asks Michael Egan, rather peevishly. Well, as you’ve probably noticed, we haven’t shut down the Saturday magazine/moved to a tabloid format/given up writing about religion, all of which were suggested. But I can say that a lot of people in The Irish Times have read your comments and have been discussing them. I should also point out that, if that ‘you’ means me, my job as online editor is strictly confined to the website; although the original question was deliberately open-ended to get as wide a range of views as possible, and that those views have been heard.
As for irishtimes.com, many of the points about better presentation and navigation have fed into our own development plans for the next few months, and I hope you’ll see the fruits of those labours rolling out through 2010. The first was the redesign of the Life, Society and Culture sections. Next up, those demanding a workable version for mobiles will be seeing a response VERY SOON. How soon? VERY. Watch this space. VERY SOON…