BBC Mundo has launched the corporation’s first news bot in Facebook Messenger. News Labber Lei He explains why the team chose to focus on user experience over extra bells and whistles.
Every two weeks, News Labbers come together for a “Family Day” to share project updates and other notes from their work. We don’t bring our relatives, but we do invite the wider family of people who are interested in driving innovation in News, rather tnan keeping it exclusively for News Labbers. During the 90 minutes we share what we have been doing for the past fortnight — whether it’s progress on a prototype, reflections from a recent conference or hackathon, or a day shadowing reporters in New Broadcasting House. We also collect news around journalism, technology and innovation to share with the team.