Taming the News Beast Liveblog!

The International Society for Knowledge Organisation (ISKO) is hosting Taming the News Beast at UCL.

Click here to see the liveblog of the event from 14:00 on the 1st April.

This event will discuss how to manage the information overload digital world offers. Leading practitioners will discuss the intersections with technology and news ways journalists can handle large quantities of text and data.

Speakers include Data Architect Jeremy Tarling from the BBC and Pete Sowerbutts from the Press Association.


13:00 ISKO UK AGM – for members – observers welcome
13:30 Registration for Taming the news beast
14:00 Welcome and introduction
Stella Dextre Clarke, ISKO-UK Chair
Helen Lippell, Meeting Chair
14.10 BBC News Labs – the Newsroom of Things
Matt Shearer, BBC
14.35 Storyline ontology
Jeremy Tarling, BBC
15.00 Taming the ABC News Beast – a case study
Rob Corrao, LAC Group
15.30 Refreshments
16.10 Text analytics for news and social media
Ian Roberts, University of Sheffield
16.45 Embedding semantics into content
Pete Sowerbutts, Press Association
17.15 Fishbowl: question/answer session
Audience-led discussion of issues arising from the presentations
17.45 Close of meeting
17.45 Networking, wine and nibbles in the Ramsay Lecture Theatre

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