BBC News Labs “News Hack” Event

Date: 23.08.2013     Last updated: 21.08.2014 at 11.39

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Shoreditch Town Hall


380 Old St


EC1V 9LT London


United Kingdom 

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 9:00 AM -Friday, October 18, 2013 at 5:00 PM (GMT)

BBC News Labs and BBC Connected Studios are inviting News Industry organisations to submit teams of up to 5 participants, including Editorial, Design and Development members, to compete in 3 categories:

  1. Best visual news experience that scales.
  2. Best live and breaking news experience.
  3. Best use of linked data in journalist tools.

When addressing these challenges participants will be considering: Social, Local, Mobile, Personalised, Scalable, Contextual.

There will also be a “Surprise Us” prize for the most innovative idea of all the hacks.

The event will see teams create hacks (aka prototypes) on real journalism data, using APIs and tools supplied by the participating News Organisations, plus openly available APIs & tools.

For more details please use the form on the Contact Us page