Pete Clifton

Digital Thought Leaders

Head of Editorial Development, BBC

Pete CliftonPete Clifton, 46, is the BBC’s Head of Editorial Development, Multi-Media Journalism - one of the longest job titles in the organisation which puts him in charge of on demand developments across News, Sport and Weather. Before this he was Head of BBC News Interactive, the department responsible for the main News site, plus news to mobile phones, text on TV, interactive TV and outdoor spaces.

Before joining the BBC Pete was a news reporter on the Chronicle and Echo evening newspaper in Northampton, and later their cricket correspondent, covering a wide range of Northamptonshire defeats across the country. He went on to be a sports reporter at the Extel national news agency, before becoming the chief sub on the sports desk at the Press Association.

Away from work Pete likes exchanging dubious stories in bars, wine, playing the piano, attempting bad card tricks, bike riding, walking, golf, entertaining his four children, and occasionally his wife.

What is the next big challenge for the online news industry?
Said on: www.journalism.co.uk Oct 2005
How to make content available on different platforms. Beyond whatever website you are publishing on, how will the news be personalised? In what format? How will users want to receive their news? What about new ways of presenting content? The technical infrastructure? We will have to meet the on-demand age and be extremely nimble so that we can deliver whatever is needed, wherever it is needed

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