Bella Hurrell

Deputy Editor News Visual Journalism

Bella Hurrell is deputy editor of the multi award winning BBC News Visual Journalism team. She works creatively with designers, developers, and journalists across BBC News to produce cross-platform stories and interactive digital content.  She is currently focusing on innovative storytelling techniques for mobiles.

Recently she has presented on digital journalism techniques in India, judged the African digital media awards, and has co-written a chapter for a new book: Data Journalism – Past, Present and Future.


From hackathon to prototype to front page


How do often hackathon prototypes become real news products? Last year’s winning idea – the Appy Helper ­ – was a conversational user interface designed to sit in long running complex stories to help users catch up on recent developments. The team from the BBC have been piloting a development of the the Appy Helper on the BBC news […]