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Editors Lab Hackdays

The World Cup of Newsroom Innovation

The Editors Lab programme is a worldwide series of Hackdays...

...addressing the need for more collaborative innovation in newsrooms. This season there are 20 national Hackdays around the world leading to the grand Editors Lab Hackdays Final at the GEN Summit in Barcelona in June 2014.

Hackdays hosted by the world's leading newsrooms:

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Upcoming Editors Lab - BBC #newsHACK

Upcoming Event - BBC Hackdays -

1-2 May 2014

GEN, BBC Connected Studio & BBC News Labs will gather the best Irish, Scottish and English newsrooms in Glasgow and Dublin simultaneously. This Hackdays theme is ‘The Future of News Curation’: How might we curate and connect our News Storytelling, in the age after “the stream”?

Upcoming Editors Lab - F.A.Z. Hackdays

Upcoming Event - FAZ Hackdays

16-17 May 2014

The best German media will gather at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Berlin to develop innovative journalism prototypes. This Hackdays theme will be : Data Protection. The teams are encouraged to explore innovative methods to visualize digital footprints and develop new tools to protect data privacy. 

Upcoming Editors Lab - Vanguard Hackdays, Lagos

Editors Lab Vanguard Hackdays, Lagos

 29-30 April 2014

 The best Nigerian Media will gather at Vanguard, Lagos, to develop innovative journalistic tools under the theme: New tools to cover electionsHow to create new interactive tools to encourage civic engagement and productive political discussion?  How to better use data to make your coverage more relevant to voters?

Gazeta Wyborcza Hackdays

Latest event : Gazeta Wyborcza Hackdays

1 - 2 April 2014

Gazeta Wyborcza hosted the GEN Editors Lab Gazeta Wyborcza Hackdays in Poland for the first time. Teams created new tools around the theme: ‘News storytelling : in real-time, in multi-media and on mobile’. 

The New York Times Hackdays

Latest Event - The New York Times Hackdays

29 - 30 March 2014

Teams representing the best newsrooms from New York gathered at The New York Times to develop innovative journalism tools about the following topic: ‘News as a conversation’. Reuters  were proud sponsors of this innovative edition of the GEN Editors Lab programme. The theme encouraged teams to explore innovative methods to discover and visualize stories buried in news-related data that engage audiences, invites user interactions and encourages collaboration across the newsroom. Think breaking news, specific events (elections) and opinion polls. Reuters provided an inspiring Masterclass during the event as well as opening up data sets for the partcipating teams.

Supported by Google and Yahoo! News

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Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google has packed a lot into a relatively young life. Since Google was founded in 1998, the company has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of users and customers around the world.

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Yahoo is the world's largest start-up, which means that we move fast and always let our users lead the way. Founded in 1994 by two Stanford PhD candidates, we've grown into a company that helps you find what you're looking for on any Internet-connected device. Our employees are rewarded for curiosity and we celebrate explorers, relying on our passionate and transformative talent to do what's right for our users.

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