As the news, media and publishing industry responds to more and more data becoming available from government, consumers and new sources, the need to take advantage of this interconnected data grows. Linking up coverage and context is a challenge to traditional approaches. This is especially true during the fast pace of newsworthy events. Organizations able to take advantage of linked data and semantic technologies have an advantage. They will deliver to researchers within the organization a wealth of data and context quickly. Also in a way that improves content and builds more compelling stories. Data driven journalism is part of an adaptation and response to the changes in our information environment. It is key to building more compelling ways of telling stories.
In the media sector we have supported a number of large publishers in using linked data. The focus has been to integrate internal operations, improve content reuse and better understand data. For example, we helped BBC Sports to develop the data modelling that underpinned the award-winning 2012 Olympics site. Helping to make data easier for a journalist to find, combine and use is a core part of our offering. We do this by helping to design your data infrastructure in a flexible and adaptive way. Helping you take advantage of linked data and semantic technologies to organize and interlink data. Building content to support multiple uses and rapid repurposing.