An interesting 2 day jaunt to Berlin, and Babelsberg, to look at some innovation opportunities with the German public broadcaster ZDF.
I’ve just spent the last 2 days with a group of European Public Service Broadcasters from Turkey, Sweden, Slovenia, France, Germany, Bulgaria and more.
We’ve just held #newsHACK in London, in partnership with Global Editors Network, and including an impressive spread of News organisations.
Just spent an enjoyable, and mentally draining unconference weekend with 150 of the great and the good from European Journalism @NEWSGEIST 2015 in Helsinki.
Kindly, Takanobu from NHK sent the NHK Monthly Report on Broadcast Research to us at News Labs, and it features Storyline and #newsHACK write ups, in Japanese.
At last we got around to visiting James Murphy, George, Laden et al down at the SKY complex in Osterly.
#newsHACK III – Language Technology was a 2 day hack event in London focussed on “Multilingual Automated News Services of the Future”.
Today James Murphy from SKY NEWS Labs visited us in the Central Lab again, and this time he brought along George and Laden along. The previous time James visited was almost exactly 1 year ago – 20th November 2013 – straight after we met at #newsHACK 2013. We shared our projects updates, talked about shared issues, … Continue reading SKY NEWS Labs Visits BBC NEWS Labs – Part II
We had the pleasure of Melody Kramer popping into the Lab today.
I’ve just spent 2 days at the Eurovision Academy looking at digital storytelling formats & challenges with a group of European Public Broadcasters. Fascinating.
Great event in Dublin & Glasgow – will add more soon. – see #newsHACK hashtag for updates, and #newsHACK website.
I had the pleasure of hosting Takanobu from NHK, Japan’s public service broadcaster, yesterday at the central lab. Takanobu joined us for our fortnightly team catch up, and ran a interview with me too. NHK are also thinking about building their innovation work, and so are looking at the possible models for this.
Pia Virtanen from Finnish Broadcaster YLE was visiting BBC News Labs today. YLE are investing in semantic web technology, and are having a look at what the BBC have done in the Linked Data space. Interestingly, it seems they have solved the TV License approach by having a “Tax at source” tax called “Media Tax” … Continue reading Finnish Public Broadcaster YLE Visits BBC News Labs
James Murphy and Paul Fairless from the SKY News team popped into BBC News Labs today. Following the success of #newsHACK, we were discussing next steps on News Storyline Ontology and Linked Data collaboration opportunities.