Earlier this year we learned that the BBC was helping the Guardian produce its front-page scoops. An interesting series of tweets from yesterday shows that the licence payer is also subsidising technological advice to our national broadcaster’s favourite newspaper.
Here’s the head of all things digital and interactive at BBC Radio 5 Live, Brett Spencer:
A good morning spent hammering out our big interactive general election offering. Off now to do a bit of show and tell at the Guardian
The natural first port of call following a morning’s discussion of election coverage.
The Guardian’s Matt Hall was grateful for the BBC employee’s time:
Great presentation from @brettsr on #fivelive visualisation . He even came over to Guardian Towers to do it!
The editor of the Radio 4 blog Steve Bowbrick was there too:
Just grabbed a coffee with @bowbrick in the Guardian canteen. Talking blogs, governors, twitter & the like.
The Guardian’s head of audio Matthew Wells:
Great presentation about BBC 5 Live interactivity from @brettsr – Gdn can only afford a fraction of what they do, but will take inspiration.
A question from “medluv“:
@MatthewWells Did Guardian pay BBC industry rates for R5L presentation today?
The reply from Wells:
@medluv @brettsr no we didn’t pay. Equally my colleagues and I do similar talks at other organisations. It’s called collaboration
Are these licence fee funded presentations available to all newspapers, or just the BBC’s ideological soul mates?