We are looking into the craft, applications and audience experience around 360 video filming and VR for Immersive News.
A new intuitive and quick way of tagging news articles with linked data concepts, which opens the BBC's structured data to benefit local News organisations.
The News in Space project attempts to find the similarity between all pieces of BBC content, no matter the format or subject.
RadioReader is an experiment that lets journalists find, extract and publish audio clips from incoming radio inputs.
Audiogram Generator is a tool for turning audio content into video files that can be shared on social media.
News Switcher lets BBC journalists easily switch between the differents editions of the News website
Stitch is a tool that allows journalists to create rich graphics video templates directly from their web browser.
We're exploring how bots can help the BBC reach new audiences and simplify workflow for our editors and journalists.
The Gifenator allows journalists to capture frames from live broadcast streams to republish as gifs on social media channels.
APR 06 2017
What happens when you take two trendy technology topics - Facebook's Messenger platform and serverless architecture patterns - and mash them together?
MAR 06 2017
Labber Tom Maslen offers a look at our Messenger and in-article chatbot pilots.
JAN 16 2017
A roundup of our projects and experiments in 2016.
JAN 13 2017
News Labber Tom Maslen introduces his new command-line tool to quickly test UI components with any page on the web.
DEC 12 2016
Our automated External Links Manager didn't generate the high click-through rates we hoped for. But it did teach us something about running a multivariate campaign on BBC News story pages.
JUL 12 2016
An exploration into news delivery through bot apps
NOV 19 2015
The 19 million project
SEP 30 2015
We were asked by BBC Radio 1Xtra to run a demo and a training session in Bradford, to inspire young people in the next steps of their careers.
SEP 17 2015
BBC News Labs at the Data Science for Media Summit
SEP 07 2015
BBC News Labs looks at how our experiments and projects fit into Tony Hall's Charter proposals for the future of the BBC
JUL 14 2015
BBC News Labs and Blue Room showed radio projects on the BlueLabs 4th edition in Broadcasting House, demoing Apple Music, Spotify, and music streaming services, as well as Radiodan and Tinyfm
JUL 07 2015
BBC News Labs is taking a look at structured journalism this summer.
JUN 30 2015
For the next 12 weeks, BBC News Labs and BBC Blue Room partner up to demo their techs at Broadcasting House - BlueLabs
JUN 29 2015
Zillah Watson went to Calais with a 360 shooting rig to witness dramatic scenes with migrants jumping on the back of loories
JUN 02 2015
David Grossman, Newsnight's Technology Correspondent, became News Labs' first VR reporter, helping to reinvent how we to tell stories in 360.
MAY 13 2015
We've continued our storytelling experiments with filming and editing for VR. Peter Boyd Maclean directed a short documentary called "Living the Dream" which we showed at the Munich Documentary Campus on 7 May 2014
FEB 27 2015
For the last six months I've been on a placement in News Labs as developer on the BBC's Digital Media Graduate Scheme, and in this post I'd like to share what I've been working on during this time.
FEB 24 2015
Last week, we began a short development project to explore ways the ways in which virtual reality (VR) experiences, could be used journalistically by the BBC.
JAN 21 2015
DEC 30 2014
DEC 16 2014
DEC 03 2014
BBC News Labs is working with Imperial College London's Data Science Institute on Neurotech Feedback loops and big data in Media.
NOV 24 2014
Our next #newsHack hackathon will take place in London on 15th December. The theme of this event is the booming space of language technologies.
NOV 20 2014
NOV 14 2014
For the 2nd BBC Data Day, speakers came from the BBC and from other news organisations around Britain to talk about data-journalism and new technologies.
NOV 06 2014
Welcome to BBC News Labs Radar
NOV 04 2014
Plenty is happening again this week, so grab your cuppa and let's catch up - Mozfest, Symposium reports, and more
OCT 20 2014
SEP 29 2014
We received some fantastic news from the NYC last week - the two papers we submitted for The Computational Journalism Symposium event were accepted.
SEP 01 2014
AUG 22 2014
LDPTV is a project for surfacing more News content via smart TVs
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.
See News headlines, from 400+ publishers across the globe, on a map. This experiment was aimed at large displays, at expos.
Launched to help explain issues to young scottish voters in the 2014 Scottish Referendum.
During late 2013 BBC News Labs ran a set of Touchcast pilots, and Touchcast moved to production in 2014.
Guinea-Bissau is used by South American drug cartels as a route to smuggle cocaine to Europe. Hooked is a five-part report of the human impact of that trade in the style of a graphic novel.
BBC News Labs investigated some preliminary ideas for Google Glass applications.
Device Switcher lets developers and journalists view their websites in their mobile, tablet and desktop views
BBC News Labs ran several maker sessions at the BBC during 2014 and early 2015.