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Bucharest Editors Lab

Prototyping the Future of News

16 April 2016 - 17 April 2016

The First Editors Lab in Romania

On 16-17 April, the Center for Independent Journalism and GEN, with the support of Google News Lab, gathered some of the best Romanian media innovators in Bucharest to develop innovative news prototypes.

The Theme: "New Ways to Cover Public Health Care"

Around 90 % of Romanians are unhappy with the state of the public health system. What digital news tools or services can address this complex issue? How can Romanian citizens be better informed about public health services? How can we make innovative use of data to monitor the quality of government services?

And the winner is…


The winning project was "HowYouBreathe" created by the team from Gazeta de Sud, which included Stefan Voinea and Adrian Balcan. Discover their project here.

The teams from Republica and TVR Cluj were awarded special mentions, while Gazeta de Sud also won the Public's choice

Discover all the projects here.

Participating Media

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Essential Information


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Beata Biel


Ioana Avadani

Ioana Avadani

Center for Independent Journalism

Radu Puchiu

Radu Puchiu

Government of Romania


Alison Mutler (1)

Alison Mutler

The Associated Press

Ioana Avadani

Ioana Avadani

Center for Independent Journalism

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Sarah Toporoff