#newsHACK VIII London 2015 - The News Industry Accelerator

Organised by BBC and the Global Editors Network, this hack gathered teams from News organisations, academic and research institutions and members of the Global Editors Network.

“The News Industry Accelerator”

What might we create together, to improve the NEWS industry for UK & global publishers?

Participants included

  • Trinity Mirror
  • Sunday Times
  • Financial Times
  • Guardian
  • Reuters
  • Swansea University
  • The Conversation
  • The Telegraph
  • The Times
  • VRT (Flemish public broadcaster)
  • Johnston Press
  • SKY NEWS
  • Wall Street Journal
  • BBC

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CONNECTING THE NEWS, TOGETHER

  • How might we make the journeys across News Providers even better?
  • Think: Syndication, Hyper-local, “other points of view”, context, native promotion, discovery, shared IDs, social…

USING AND SHARING LIVE VIDEO

  • How might we make more of Live video sources from various organisations & social channels to better tell News stories?
  • Think: verification, syndication, Periscope, Meerkat…

VIDEO IN EXPLANATORY JOURNALISM

  • How might we use video, from around the web, to explain the News better?
  • Think: Context, Archive, Explanation, other publishers’ video…

JOURNALISM IN A SOCIAL AGE

  • How might we make the most of the opportunities opened by social media?
  • Think: Citizen Journalism, Audience participation, cross-industry collaboration, Verification, using social for storytelling…

SURPRISE US

  • Do you have an idea that feeds into the main event theme?
  • Go for it!

Prize Winners

The Prize winners for #EditorsLab BBC #newsHACK 2015 are featured here on the update after the close of the event.

The Judges

  • Sue Brooks, Head of Products, Associated Press
  • Robin Pembrooke, General Manager for News Products, BBC Digital
  • Evangeline de Bourgoing, Programme Manager, Global Editors Network
  • Martin Moore, Director of Media Standards Trust
  • Steve Herrmann, Executive Editor, Digital, BBC News
  • Iain Collins, Engineer, News Labs
  • Alan Whiston, Head of Engineering, BBC News

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