About Us

The Global Editors Network

The Global Editors Network is a cross-platform community committed to sustainable, high-quality journalism, empowering newsrooms through a variety of programmes designed to inspire, connect and share. The GEN Board Members support this mission and have signed the GEN Manifesto.

We are driven by a journalistic imperative and a common goal: Content and Engagement First. To that end, we support all kinds of organizations and media outlets, to define a vision for the future of journalism and enhance its quality through innovation and cooperation. Freedom of information and independence of the news media are, and will remain, the main credo of the Global Editors Network and we will back all efforts to enhance press freedom worldwide.

GEN Programmes

GEN Summit LogoThe annual
GEN Summit: where media executives from all over the world gather to exchange, network and share experiences on news, information and business.


Editors Lab HackdaysThe Editors Lab: throughout the year, hackdays are held in renowned newsrooms. Journalists, Developers and Designers work together and teams compete against each other to build media tools and projects.


Data Journalism AwardsThe Data Journalism Awards: a series of prizes in different categories for outstanding projects in Data Journalism. Paul Steiger is president of the jury, and Mirko Lorenz is the newly appointed director of the programme. This event is supported by Google and the Knight Foundation.


Study ToursStudy Tours: leverage our experiences and those of leaders in the field to help others to navigate this disrupted digital space. 



Startups for NewsStartup for News: A ceremony rewarding the best emerging startups that provide services to newsrooms. It is the only one of its kind focusing on content and media technology.  

GEN Community

The Global Editors Network is a community of media innovators including developers, designers, editors-in-chief, content managers, journalists and more. Within the community are representitives from digital suppliers, foundations, mobile platforms and others than support the news media industry.

Our  growing community reaches more than 10,000 media professionals around the world.