BBC News Labs started a stream of Language Technology projects in 2014, in order to scale our storytelling globally
SCRIPT is a 3-year research and innovation project looking to develop synthetic voices for low-resourced languages.
The Juicer takes news content, automatically tags it, then provides a fully featured API to access this content and data.
This Big Data project will leverage machines to do the heavy lifting in multilingual media monitoring.
OCT 24 2016
Newsroom.Tools, created at a #newsHACK event by a team of journalists at the Times and Sunday Times, launched at MozFest after being developed by students at Goldsmiths, University of London.
JUN 27 2016
An update on Text Analysis in the news
FEB 04 2016
Nieman Lab and the API think about the emerging role of news product manager
JAN 21 2016
Radar looks at the rise in popularity of online video content
OCT 27 2015
Podcasting with Acast, a tool to help journalists understand science papers, and a platform called GroundSource
OCT 01 2015
The Media Insight Project have published a series of projects that look into how and where consumers get their news and who pays for it
SEP 15 2015
According to Lucy Küng author of ‘Innovators In Digital News’ leading digital news providers are embracing native advertising
SEP 03 2015
A new report suggests that greater understanding of the needs of journalists is needed to improve online security
JUN 24 2015
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, has published it’s annual digital News report
MAY 20 2015
A new report on newsroom metrics entitled ‘The Traffic Factories’, has been published by the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism
MAY 04 2015
The Pew Research Center have released their annual report on the conditions for Journalism in the U.S
MAR 26 2015
We invited Universities from around Wales to make, create and write the future of news and to explore the art of the possible with our APIs, innovative data services, and a wealth of content.
MAR 16 2015
The Journalist’s Resource is based at Harvard and sends out a weekly email and Twitter feed, highlighting academic research on a journalistic theme
MAR 10 2015
A new report by Maxwell Foxman has been published by the Tow Center called, Play The News, Fun and Games in Digital Journalism
FEB 16 2015
The Tow Center have published a report entitled ‘Lies, Damn Lies, and Viral Content’.
FEB 04 2015
This creative hack event took place on 3rd and 4th February 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the 4th event in the #newsHACK programme.
JAN 13 2015
MAY 02 2014
The second event in our #newsHACK strand, focussing on the future of news curation - at scale.
News Labs is working with UCL et al on identifying topics in the News, automatically. This is to support News recommendations, and to do the heavy lifting for Journalists
In partnership with Imperial College London, News Labs has been looking into Neurotech feedback around media experiences.
BBC Blue Room and News Labs are working together to more efficiently demonstrate innovation opportunities with emerging consumer Tech.
In June 2015, a hack team at #newsHACK created a concept called The Journalist Toolbox, proposing that newsroom content publishing & presentation tools needed to be more accessible for journalists. This has been renamed to Newsroom.Tools
The BBC has AN ENORMOUS amount of amazing content that can explain and contextualise the News. How do we connect and harness this?
Create spoken content anywhere, at any time, without access to specialist facilities such as TV and Radio studios or even microphones