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?
We are delighted that Google has made us an offer of funding under the Digital News Initiative for our Local News Engine prototype. Local News Engine (which I have written about in detail here) will mine local public data for leads for local news … [Read more...] about Google Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund winner – Local News Engine #dni
Google is holding an event in Berlin tomorrow to explain their Digital News Initiative and the Innovation Fund that is part of that. I am going - are there any questions hyperlocal web people would like me to raise with Google? About anything … [Read more...] about Any questions you want me to ask Google about their Digital News Innovation Fund? #DNI #hyperlocal