Robert McKenzie

Editor News Labs

Robert McKenzie is editor of BBC News Labs, which leads innovation for the BBC across News. Leading a multidisciplinary team of developers, technologists, and journalists (with some people combining more than one skill), Robert introduced the informal team mission statement ‘we’re here to help’. News Labs acts as a bridge between News, BBC R&D, and best practice in the rest of the industry, providing agile solutions to problems for journalists, and new approaches to audiences.

Before joining News Labs, Robert spent nearly 25 years innovating in business, personal finance, and technology journalism. Robert has devised and launched output ranging from the business news on BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today Programme, to the BBC’s online Business Live page, and the award winning Your Money Or Your Life on BBC television.


Betting big on AR?


In 2015, very few considered the possibility that augmented reality could counter the virtual reality hype from Facebook, Samsung, and HTC. Today, however, smartphone and headset makers are extending AR a lifeline – VR is just too expensive and complicated to make, at least for now. Whatever reality it is, any media experimenting in immersive […]

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