Local News Engine is a prototype project to help journalists/reporters scrutinise local accountability information such as planning and licensing applications. A critical part of this is actually getting hold of planning and licensing applications … [Read more...] about Local authority data store increases availability of data by two orders of magnitude
A small group met last week to discuss opportunities that Brexit might offer for the digital sphere in the UK. This meeting was part of my early work for the Carnegie UK Trust seeking positives from Brexit. I set out some ground rules for the … [Read more...] about Digital opportunities presented by Brexit – discussion
If two people use an online procedure in a magistrates court, or have a video hearing with a magistrate, how will the public know what has happened? Justice must be seen to be done, not become a Schrödinger's justice where the public and media don't … [Read more...] about Schrödingers justice? Maintaining the 400 year-old principle of open justice in a digital world
What opportunities could there be for the UK digital sphere as we transit to Brexit? Can the UK act more nimbly than the 27 in evolving its rules better to suit the fast moving digital space as we fork from the EU legislative body? In transition … [Read more...] about Opportunities for digital society and industry arising from a UK exit from the EU?
The Open Data Services team produced in the first development sprint some prototype code that demonstrates that critical parts of the Local News Engine concept work at the most basic level (code on GitHub). That is to say: 1 - It is possible to … [Read more...] about Early proof of concept for Local News Engine
Local News Engine is testing the theory that newsworthy names and places cropping up in lists of newsworthy things creates potential leads for a journalist to follow up. We have discussed newsworthy data, so what are newsworthy names? These will be … [Read more...] about Who, what and where is newsworthy for Local News Engine?