Founded in 2012, BBC News Labs is an innovation incubator charged with driving innovation for BBC News. We are part of Connected Studio - the pan-BBC Innovation Programme.
We started in 2012 with a series of 2-week “Labs” exploring the opportunities in Linked Data for BBC News. At this time, the Juicer project was started to provide a source of tagged News content to power prototypes.
Since 2012 we have grown from a few part-time staff, to about 20, from a variety of backgrounds. Our team includes journalists, developers, scientists, developer-journalists and broadcast craft experts from the UK, France, Italy, China, Germany, Russia, Thailand, Uruguay, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.
We work as a multi-discipline incubator, exploring scalable opportunities at the intersection of:
We work closely with BBC NEWS and BBC R&D, and we collaborate with News organisations, and academic & research institutions globally.
News Labs Projects
See the list of BBC News Labs Projects here.
- Harness BBC talent & creativity to drive Innovation
- Open new opportunities for Story-driven Journalism
- Support Innovation Transfer into Production
- Drive open standards through News Industry collaboration
- Raise BBC News’ Profile as an Innovator
Get in touch
We’d be delighted to hear from you or to see if you can contribute to one of our projects - please tweet us at @BBC_News_Labs
News Labs Links
- BBC News Labs Projects.
- BBC News Labs on Github
- BBC News Labs on Slideshare
- BBC News Labs on YouTube
- BBC Internet Blog - Matt Shearer’s posts
- BBC Connected Studio - They power our incubator!
- #newsHACK - our Hack Events
This website is targetted at Journalists, Developers and Scientists interested in News Innovation.
You can find our major updates pitched at a broader audience here on the BBC Internet Blog.