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The decline of BBC News online

JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I doubt most people who use the app are particularly bothered about the font anyway.
PA
pad
I doubt most people who use the app are particularly bothered about the font anyway.


I don't doubt it. Most people who watch the News Channel or bulletins aren't bothered about the July rebrand or new font either.

It's still inconsistent branding for BBC News across all platforms, and it's now 8 months later, which is why I made the point. On a presentation forum.
PF
PFMC84 UTV Newsline
I would agree, if they had plans to change the font they would have also had plans well in advance of the TV changes happening so the website could be updated in conjunction. It's surprising the website is taking so long to do, and parts that are done already do seem like all they have done is change the font, the layout hasn't changed at all. So it does make you wonder what is taking them so long to change it.
DO
dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Anyone else seeing a massively simplified BBC News homepage (no banner, smaller headlines, sport erased from existence, etc)?
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Yes, major simplication of the headline pages in progress. Local Weather not presented on Weather Homepage is a good example. It's available if searched for still, but they obviously are hoping that the UK wide snapshot will suffice.
EL
elmarko STV Central Reporting Scotland
The live blogs were breaking all afternoon I noticed.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
For all it's faults the value of BBC News online plain to see over the last couple of weeks. You can actually read the stories, not having to read something with an ad or link in between every single sentence as on the paper websites.
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WH
whoiam989 World News
For all it's faults the value of BBC News online plain to see over the last couple of weeks. You can actually read the stories, not having to read something with an ad or link in between every single sentence as on the paper websites.


That is, when people are reading them within the UK. Outside the Britain, visitors get to see adverts (unless they equip web browsers with an ad blocker).
GO
gottago London London
For all it's faults the value of BBC News online plain to see over the last couple of weeks. You can actually read the stories, not having to read something with an ad or link in between every single sentence as on the paper websites.


That is, when people are reading them within the UK. Outside the Britain, visitors get to see adverts (unless they equip web browsers with an ad blocker).

You're not paying for it though, are you? Wink
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WH
whoiam989 World News
For all it's faults the value of BBC News online plain to see over the last couple of weeks. You can actually read the stories, not having to read something with an ad or link in between every single sentence as on the paper websites.


That is, when people are reading them within the UK. Outside the Britain, visitors get to see adverts (unless they equip web browsers with an ad blocker).

You're not paying for it though, are you? Wink


Agreed. Wink

19 days later

MO
Moz Wales Today
Pete posted:
pad posted:
I still find it bizarre the BBC News website and app haven’t been updated to use Reith. I wonder if it’s in the works at all or if it’s just been delayed for some reason.


Can we put an end to this sort of chat right now please? You don't just reskin a website with a new font.

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They could easily change the logo at least!
#skillsforlife
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Appreciating the site is probably not fully staffed at the moment it is getting increasingly frustrating that the headline which links to the daily blog of Coronavirus updates often isn't that easy to find within the blog itself. At the moment for example it's "LIVE: Trump under fire for defunding world health body" but no mention of all of that on page 1 of the "Coronavirus Updates" other than in the summary on the side. It would be easily fixed by having that summary link to the relevant part of the blog or to individual articles, but do find it's catching me out on a daily basis.

It might work better if the homepage headline went to an article rather than the update blog, which should be prominent but perhaps readers would rather go directly to the main news rather than the latest news.
Last edited by Brekkie on 15 April 2020 2:26pm
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