Matt Cooke is the Google News Lab lead for the UK, Ireland and Nordics. The Google News Lab team is dedicated to working with publishers to provide training, discuss innovative partnerships and conduct experiments. Matt has been at Google for four years and recently led Google’s UK election project and launched Europe’s first News Lab Fellowship scheme.
Before working with Google, Matt spent eight years as a television reporter and producer at BBC News where he covered a range of stories including London’s preparations for the 2012 Olympics, the Royal wedding and the 2010 UK election. Matt began his career as a student journalist for The Guardian.