BBC News

A list of items from Matt Shearer’s activities with BBC NEWS.

#newsHACK 2 team in Dublin

#newsHACK 2 “Dublin Branch” – Team & Photos

Great event in Dublin & Glasgow – will add more soon. – see #newsHACK hashtag for updates, and #newsHACK website.

Titanic Slipway, Belfast

BBC News Archive prototyping event in Belfast

We just finished a great event with the Connected Studio in Belfast: The News Archive Build Studio. Following on from the Creative Studio events in London and Belfast, and the earlier briefings in London and Belfast, this event saw 8 teams create 8 prototypes, all of which will go into audience testing.

BBC Academy Fusion Talks - innovation in large organisations

Fusion Talk – News Labs with Mirror & Shed Media, MC’d by Jem Stone

Did a quick talk for BBC Academy Fusion today about News Labs & Connected Studio – chaired by Jem Stone. It was all about “Innovation in large organisations”. Malcolm Coles (Product Director at Trinity Mirror) and Martin Trickey (Group Head of Digital at Shed Media Group) also talked. Video to go up shortly.

News Archive Creative Studio Briefing – Belfast

Following the News Archive briefing in London yesterday, we ran the briefing in Belfast today. ~10 Indies from the Belfast area attended, to look at the scope and context for the News Archive Connected Studio process which is kicking off. You can read more about it here. Richard Cable introduced the News Archive editorial proposal. … Continue reading News Archive Creative Studio Briefing – Belfast

News Archive Creative Studio Briefing – London

Today we (News Labs as part of BBC Connected Studio) ran an event at the Shoreditch Village Hall, to brief potential participants of the News Archive Creative Studio with the background for the News Archive project. Here you can see the BBC News Labs “News Archive” presentation that explains how BBC News Archive content will … Continue reading News Archive Creative Studio Briefing – London

Winners of #newsHACK 2013

You can see the Winners of #newsHACK 2013 here on the newsHACK website. Winners of newsHACK 2013 1) Best in Show Award Presented by Robin Pembrooke (Head of News & Weather Products, BBC) Awarded to : The Perspectivator (Financial Times).   2) Best Live & Breaking News Experience Presented by Nic Newman (Independent Strategist, Trainer, … Continue reading Winners of #newsHACK 2013

Alexandra Palace - by Matt Shearer

Launching a new BBC News Agile Delivery Process

In the past few weeks, we (the BBC News Project Managers and I) have rolled out a new Portfolio Delivery process, based around the phases in the BBC’s “Product Lifecycle”. This figure shows how we are now managing EPIC-level features through the product development process. What does this mean? What is the benefit? This means that we … Continue reading Launching a new BBC News Agile Delivery Process

Launching BBC Responsive News

Launching BBC News Responsive Design MVP

Very pleased, along with the BBC News responsive design team, to have launched the responsive MVP for feature phones. We started this back in Spring 2011, when Anthony Sullivan and I made space, and we assembled the team with Matt Chadburn. This will continue to roll out across BBC News, replacing the legacy desktop and … Continue reading Launching BBC News Responsive Design MVP