A new opportunity has arisen, and the BBC News Labs Team decided to look into it. The question posed was “How might we contextualise the Education Curriculum with News and Current Affairs?”
I’ve just spent 2 days at the Eurovision Academy looking at digital storytelling formats & challenges with a group of European Public Broadcasters. Fascinating.
The Bricklayers Arms is a good venue for an after-work troubleshooting and brainstorming workshop.
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!
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.
Today we visited Aldo Faisal (creator of the Faisal Lab for Brain & Behaviour) again at Imperial College to go through Neurotechnology prototype opportunities.
Great event in Dublin & Glasgow – will add more soon. – see #newsHACK hashtag for updates, and #newsHACK website.
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.
We’ve just kicked off a new project called #newsVANE.
On the 10th, I took part in a press launch for the “International Startup Conference” run by Room in the Moon’s Rafael dos Santos, at Google Campus. I’ll be talking about rapid prototyping at the event in mid March at Ravensbourne College in London. Press Launch for Startup Conference
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.
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.
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.
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
The wider BBC News Labs group gathered* at The Bricklayers Arms in Shoreditch to discuss 2013, new ideas, and plans for 2014**. What does this mean? What is the benefit? After a very busy 6 months, this is an ideal time to hold a retrospective, and think about how to improve things for 2014. The … Continue reading BBC News Labs – Christmas Season Asynchronous Workshop
Pia Virtanen from Finnish Broadcaster YLE was visiting BBC News Labs today.
BBC News Labs visited FT today, to discuss collaboration opportunities, following the #newsHACK.
Following #newsHACK on October 17th, Ceclia and Fielding from The Guardian office in New York, popped into BBC News Labs to have a chat about collaboration in the future.
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
I am very pleased that we have now made BBC News Labs part of the BBC Connected Studio.