Guardian appoint first mobile editor

22 Mar

The Guardian has announced the appointment of their first dedicated mobile editor, spelling out the significance of mobile journalism for the future of the industry.

Subhajit Banerjee, the Guardian's first mobile editor

The role has been awarded to Subhajit Banerjee, who moved to the paper from the the Daily Telegraph, where he blogged about technology and overseen the launch of their ipad app.

Speaking to Journalism.co.uk yesterday, Janine Gibson the Guardian online editor, said that as well as fine tailoring their mobile output, Banarjee would also be “championing mobile practises”. This revelation should excite mobile journalism junkies. The Guardian has already been one of the forerunners in mobile journalism, consistantly running live blogs and live tweet streams. If Banerjee is to further develop these practises, exciting times lay ahead.

The Times also has a dedicated mobile editor, having been appointed in Brigid Callaghan to the role in 2008.

 

Photo: Journalism.co.uk

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