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BBC #NewsHACK #EditorsLab

Prototyping the Future of News

03 June 2015 - 04 June 2015

The 2015 News Industry Accelerator

On 3-4 June, BBC and GEN, with the support of Google and The Associated Press, gathered the best media innovators from the UK for a two-day competition to develop innovative news prototypes. The theme was 'The 2015 News Industry Accelerator'. The winning team was invited to take part in the Editors Final in Barcelona. 

The Winners!

A team of hackers from The Times will go on to compete in the international Editors Lab Final at the GEN Summit in Barcelona after winning the GEN #EditorsLab BBC #NewsHACK in London. The Times team’s app - One Story - enables users to experience a story across multiple mediums, flowing between audio, visual and text with very little effort.

 

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The winning team

 

The One Story user can begin by reading an article on the bus and then switch to audio for the walk home. Each stream is created to support the other so that nothing is missed when the user switches between modes.

Designer Eoin Tunstead, journalist Matt Taylor and developer Pietro Passarelli said that they were delighted to be going to the GEN Summit in Barcelona where they will compete with international hack teams from around the world during the Editors Lab Final.

“It’s incredible,” Matt said. “The Times has now won four Editors Labs in a row. The team was cobbled together at the last minute a couple of days ago and now we are going to the GEN Summit in Barcelona. In true Times’ confidence, I am excited about winning the Editors Lab Final in Barcelona too.”

There were also runners-up winners of other categories. The Guardian team won the “News in a Social Age” category, the BBC team won the “Connecting the News” category, the Reuters team won the “Live Video” category, the Telegraph team won the “Video in Explanatory Journalism” category, the the Trinity Mirror team won the “Suprises” category and the VRT team and Sunday Times team won special mentions. 

Participating Media

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Essential Information

Categories

  1. CONNECTING THE NEWS, TOGETHER

    1. How might we make the journeys across News Providers even better?

    2. Think: Syndication, Hyper-local, “other points of view”, context, native promotion, discovery, shared IDs, social...

 

  1. USING AND SHARING LIVE VIDEO

    1. How might we make more of Live video sources from various organisations & social channels to better tell News stories?

    2. Think: verification, syndication, Periscope, Meerkat...

 

  1. VIDEO IN EXPLANATORY JOURNALISM

    1. How might we use video, from around the web, to explain the News better?

    2. Think: Context, Archive, Explanation, other publishers’ video...

 

  1. JOURNALISM IN A SOCIAL AGE

    1. How might we make the most of the opportunities opened by social media?

    2. Think: Citizen Journalism, Audience participation, cross-industry collaboration, Verification, using social for storytelling...

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The Speakers

Iancollins (2)

Ian Collins

BBC News Lab

Mattcooke

Matt Cooke

Google News Lab

Sue Brooks

Sue Brooks

Associated Press

Hammer

The Jury

Alan Whiston

Alan Whiston

BBC

Evangelinepic

Évangéline de Bourgoing

Global Editors Network

Iancollins (2)

Ian Collins

BBC News Lab

Martinmoore

Martin Moore

Media Standards Trust

Peterrippon

Peter Rippon

BBC

Robinpembrooke

Robin Pembrooke

BBC

Steveherrmann

Steve Herrmann

BBC News Online

Sue Brooks

Sue Brooks

Associated Press

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