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#newsHACK London 2015 - The News Industry Accelerator

#newsHACK London 2015 – The News Industry Accelerator

We’ve just held #newsHACK in London, in partnership with Global Editors Network, and including an impressive spread of News organisations.

James Montgomery opens #newsHACK III on Langauge Technology

#newsHACK III – Language Technologies Hack – Tower Bridge

#newsHACK III – Language Technology was a 2 day hack event in London focussed on “Multilingual Automated News Services of the Future”.

George Richmond, James Murphy and Laden Oksuzer from SKY NEWS Labs

SKY NEWS Labs Visits BBC NEWS Labs – Part II

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

#newsHACK II

#newsHACK II – Dublin & Glasgow, May 2014

In a frantic year of News Labs’ activity & growth, I have neglected to cover off the great #newsHACK 2 event we held on May 1st & 2nd this year – about 8 weeks ago!

#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.

#newsHACK Logo

#newsHACK II Announced – Partnered with #EditorsLab

See this post announcing #newsHACK II – a co-production with Global Editors Network. The event will take place in 2 venues – Glasgow and Dublin. Universities and News Organisations can sign up for #newsHACK II here.

Takanobu from NHK at BBC NEWS LABS

Japan’s Public Broadcaster NHK visits BBC NEWS LABS

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.

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.

Finnish Public Broadcaster YLE Visits BBC News Labs

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

Demos from #newsHACK – 27 Prototypes demo sessions & 7 Prize Winners

See the demos and prizewinners from the #newsHACK 2013 event. A few moments: The Mirror team’s “Rubix News” The Sky News team hack demo My former boss Anthony Sullivan (who was a judge, and is now at Guardian) giving an award to the Sky News team Me Introducing the judges Robin Pembrooke awarding “Best in … Continue reading Demos from #newsHACK – 27 Prototypes demo sessions & 7 Prize Winners

#newsHACK 2013 – BBC News Labs Hackathon with Connected Studio

On October 17th & 18th 2013, BBC News Labs in partnership with BBC Connected Studio, put on a 48 hour News Industry Hackathon called #newsHACK with 10 News Organisations and 6 Universities. BBC News Labs brought The Juicer, with our News Labs APIs, and a Storyline authoring tool called Storyliner by Outlandish.com for teams to … Continue reading #newsHACK 2013 – BBC News Labs Hackathon with Connected Studio