32 posts about BBC News on this blog
Tuesday 16 December 2014, 17:15
Most of the positive comments referred to the look and feel of the site, using words like ‘clear’, ‘fresh’ and ‘uncluttered’. In terms of specific features, some people mentioned the "Most Read" box and others mentioned the new "time stamps" as aspects they liked.
Monday 19 May 2014, 07:15
If we know that the tag 'Birmingham City Council' is a Council type of tag, then when we give the user everything tagged with that subject, we can also provide more contextual information...
Thursday 15 May 2014, 12:24
How much do we really know about the human body? While part of the BBC News Visual Journalism team I had the opportunity to design an online feature about the fascinating and complex Body Clock.
Friday 9 May 2014, 14:34
The multidiscipline teams made up of Journalists, Developers and Designers brainstormed ideas to address the competition theme: The Future of News Curation. They then built prototypes, or “hacks”, to demonstrate their ideas.
Wednesday 30 April 2014, 13:41
Tomorrow morning the 2nd #newsHACK will kick off in Glasgow and Dublin. This News Industry Hack event is a partnership with Global Editors Network, and the event part of their global #EditorsLab programme.
Tuesday 15 April 2014, 11:57
We've published some pre-event videos to help explain Storyline, and some of the APIs and tools that will be available to participants in the competition around "The future of News Curation".
Wednesday 19 March 2014, 09:28
BBC News Labs are pleased to announce #newsHACK II - a news industry innovation event on 1st & 2nd May 2014
Tuesday 4 March 2014, 10:41
You can see how the responsive site works at different screen sizes on desktop by adjusting the size of your browser window to see how the content automatically flows and re-adjusts to the screen size i.e. it is one site that works across all screens.
Monday 24 February 2014, 11:48
How might we use combinations of our data sources to generate scalable relevance tools, so that we can promote the best connections across millions of content items & topics?
Friday 20 December 2013, 09:39
We’ve found that much of the original code deployed has had to be refactored to allow for styling differences to be applied rapidly across indexes on all 27 of the language sites in a way that works at all different types of browsers.
Wednesday 27 November 2013, 08:30
We ran a BBC News Labs stand at the Mozilla Festival “Science Fair” to demonstrate and share the News Labs APIs and The Juicer, to talk about Storyline, and to see what was going on in the open source, hacker and maker innovation spaces.
Tuesday 22 October 2013, 10:36
We saw some great rapid iterations on ideas with small, multidiscipline teams. Each team had a chance to test their ideas in audience testing on the Thursday afternoon to get some real insight. Another key element was that teams used real data sources, rather than mocked up data.
Tuesday 15 October 2013, 08:30
Storyline is an open (free to use) data model developed by some News industry data practitioners to allow the description of News Stories (including articles, images, video, shorttext etc) using linked data.
Thursday 18 July 2013, 10:56
The Breaking News Tool (BNT) is a new product we’ve launched this month which allows journalists to deliver breaking news alerts to you in up to six different ways at once.
Tuesday 2 July 2013, 12:35
Today we are releasing updates to our iOS and Android apps that will allow users to opt in to receive breaking news push notifications.
Push notifications allow users to be alerted to breaking news stories on their smartphone or tablet in a form similar to a text message, even when they aren’t using...
Friday 28 June 2013, 12:06
I helped create an interactive infographic that depicts Voyager’s journey through our Solar System and a calculator feature that allows users to compare their commute time with Voyager’s journey. The feature also provides information about the celestial objects and different points of interest Voyager...
Tuesday 25 June 2013, 11:39
Hi I’m the project manager on the Vote 2013 Election product. You can find out more about the product in my colleague Jonathan’s blog post.
Here I am going to tell you about the way I managed this project which utilised a number of new technologies and tools to put in place a solid foundation for...
Friday 21 June 2013, 07:31
The BBC is investing in its online political coverage to meet the challenges of the next four years. We took the first step on this journey in May, with this year’s local elections service called Vote2013.
We overhauled our technology, introduced responsive design and, for the first time, published...
Wednesday 12 June 2013, 08:00
In my first blog post I’m going to be telling you about a new data model concept called ‘Storyline’ which we hope will provide the basis for innovative online journalism partnerships.
The BBC believes in distributing its work to the wider industry in order to benefit users and other online publishers...
Monday 3 June 2013, 08:00
Hi I work with BBC News FM as a data architect, looking at ways that we can use linked data to help users discover relevant News stories quickly and easily on the BBC website.
My colleague Matt Shearer has blogged about some of the prototyping that we have been doing, and Oli Bartlett has explained the...
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