We took a family adventure to Colombia, to join Wendy on a Storytelling tour in Colombia and Ecuador. This was a working trip – I had plenty of innovation projects to work on at the same time.
An interesting 2 day innovation workshop in Berlin, at MIZ Babelsberg, to look at some innovation opportunities with the German public broadcaster ZDF.
We’ve just held #newsHACK in London, in partnership with Global Editors Network, and including an impressive spread of News organisations.
Today I visited the #newsHACK VI event in Cardiff. The Wales Connected Studio team have setup this event, following the #newsHACK approach, to engage with Welsh Universities.
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.
This event, in Nairobi Garage, was a hack event held by BBC News Labs and Connected Studio to prototype & launch new pilot News services that will reach young African females.
#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
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.
Just had a great day today with Simiao Yu and Dr Chao Wu from Imperial College London. We’re getting started on some work around Neurotechnology feedback loops and media experiences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pia Virtanen from Finnish Broadcaster YLE was visiting BBC News Labs today.
Yesterday I posted an update on what BBC News Labs has been up to for the last few months: