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
BBC News is a large department, and so I am frequently meeting new teams. Today I met a great team from BBC World Service – the YouTube channel editors.
Another amazing tiring, flat-out exhausting demo marathon at MozFest’s 2014 event “Science Fair”. And this year, slightly more bearded men than last year.
We had the pleasure of Melody Kramer popping into the Lab today.
Quite an intense workshop today, discussing personalisation, recommendations and how we are going to prioritise in more of the great plans around myBBC.
Hosted by Steve Herrmann, we ran an Audience Session for the “Future of News” project today. George Wright, Miles Bernie and I showed some prototypes.
I am exceptionally pleased that Robin Pembrooke today formally announced (at the BBC News monthly comms session) my position of Head of BBC News Labs.
Had a great night at The Proms with Wend. The Royal Albert Hall is amazing – haven’t been there in a while.
I heard the office jargon “Black Swan” being used in a different context today – sort of “Great project ideas which are a bit away from strategy/roadmaps”.
Great day in Dock House today in BBC MediaCity with the Connected Studio team. Review, looking ahead, and some great drilling-into processes around innovation.
The BBC Academy College of Journalism just published this video about Rapid Prototyping with BBC News Labs.
Today I presented a BBC News Labs item at the BBC Online Briefing (Last one was in December 2013 – post here).
A great phrase being used around the office: “We need to support more Speedboat Projects – enable small teams to shoot off ahead with an idea…”
Today we made a flying visit to Belfast, to discuss with the BBC folks there how we hope to combine the News Labs and News Archive work.
With the help of the Global News team, the BBC News Online team and Connected Studio, we had 5 out of 10 tables put on for the 2014 BBC News Festival “Technology Fair” (trade fair format.
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.
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.
We’ve just kicked off a new project called #newsVANE.
I authored a post for The BBC College of Journalism, published today, BBC News Labs: The story’s all about making connections. This was following recent work in Labs, and James Harding (head of BBC News) mentioning us in a talk in November.
Yesterday saw a great creative event in Shoreditch, put on by the Connected Studio team. I did some MC’ing to help out, and the brief included the context of the News Storyline data model.