Yesterday I attended the Data and News Sourcing workshop co-organised by the Media Standards Trust and BBC College of Journalism. There were two sessions running in parallel and Martin Belham will no doubt write has written about the crowd sourcing news and crime data sessions I did not attend.
The first session was titled Open Government data, data mining [...]
A discussion between Stijn Debrouwere, Dan Conover and Jonathan Stray about journalism and the semantic web recently caught my attention.
In particular I found the following quote from Dan Conver compelling:
“[The] raw material of this information economy is essentially like oil shale: the latent value is obvious, but the cost of extracting these [...]
How the emergence of the semantic web changes our approach to information architecture
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How does the emergence of the semantic web and its associated technologies change the way we approach user experience design and more specifically information architecture?
In Tim Berners Lee’s original proposal for the web he gave us the basic ingredients [...]
How do you retain a sense of editorial voice and craft as information architectures become increasingly metadata driven?
In my work with BBC Journalism we have been attempting to take the philosophy of Tom Scott’s Wildlife Finder and applying it to News and Sport. Our starting point has been the Winter Olympics.
The step change was in [...]
I recently spoke at the News Linked Data Summit, a pan-news industry event looking at the potential of Linked Data. Martin Belham and the Media Standards Trust have already blogged about aspects of the day but I wanted to add my slides and a perspective on the discussion.
A topic that interests me is the relationship [...]