ODI Fridays: How the BBC is using data to upskill local journalists

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Fri Nov 16, 2018 13:00
Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE
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The BBC is  seconding journalists from the regional press into the BBC to work with journalists in a shared data unit, which is already generating agenda-setting stories through the UK

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

Headlines about the BBC’s Local News Partnership with regional publishers have focused on the employment of 150 journalists to cover council news across the UK. But another part of the Partnership is breaking new ground too — seconding journalists from the regional Press into the BBC to work with BBC journalists in a shared data unit, which is already generating agenda-setting stories through the UK

Peter Sherlock will describe how the Local News Partnership fits into the UK’s data journalism landscape and the different models he sees. He will also describe the LNP’s commitment to transparency and how data sets are shared

About the speaker

Pete brings a passion for local content and an appetite to bring new ways of sourcing and telling stories to the role of Assistant Editor at the Shared Data Unit.

He began his career working across several regional newspapers in London, before joining the BBC in 2010, where he has worked as a reporter, sub-editor and news editor for the website.

Last year, Pete helped launched the Shared Data Unit, an innovative partnership between the BBC and the regional press

Live stream

There will be a live stream here from 1pm on Friday 16 November.