We are BBC News Labs

Driving innovation for BBC News

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News Labs drives innovation for BBC News.

By bringing together editorial and technical skills, we explore, prototype and incubate new ways to tell stories, reach audiences and create cutting edge journalism.

In particular we are a bridge between our journalists and Research & Development, applying deep technical expertise to the specific challenges in News. This helps new thinking enter production where it can be used daily by our staff and audiences around the world.

We are a diverse team with backgrounds in broadcast and digital journalism, software development, broadcast technology, project management, design and user experience.

We build partnerships with academic, not-for-profit and commercial bodies around the world to assist innovation.

This site is where we share updates from our projects and what we’ve learned from our experiments at the intersection of news, technology and data.


Love data and code?

We're looking for talented developers to join our team.