Jakarta Editors Lab

Prototyping the Future of News

13 May 2016 - 14 May 2016

The First Editors Lab in Indonesia

On 13-14 May 2016, GEN and The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), in partnership with The Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) and the Indonesian Press Council, with the support of Google, gathered some of the best Indonesian media innovators in Jakarta to develop innovative news prototypes.



Special thanks to our media partner:       Logomajalahtempo1

Theme: "Mobile-First News"

Indonesia’s population is becoming more and more connected, but mobile devices are the primary device for many users. How can newsrooms develop new forms of storytelling to serve their mobile audience? How can news organisations create more engaging and personalised news? Can crowdsourcing and user-generated content from mobile be effectively and accurately integrated? How can you address the new ethical challenges that mobile news presents?

Participating Media

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And the winner is…


The winning project was "Layar Berita" – an app to discover "all of the most important news topics of the day and watch them in a 1 minute video" – created by the team from Tempo, which included William Rince (developer, on the left), Muhammad Adam Firdaus (web designer, on the right) and Wahyu dhyatmika (journalist, in the middle).

Discover their project here.

The teams from Rappler Indonesia and The Jakarta Post were awarded special mentions, while CNN Indonesia won the Public's choice

Discover all the projects here.

Essential Information

The Speakers

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Imam Wahyudi

Press Council of Indonesia

Jeanny H

Jeanny Haliman



Rica Handayani


Tom Law

Tom Law

Ethical Journalism Network

The Jury


Eva Danayanti

The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI Indonesia)

3 Imam Wahyudi

Imam Wahyudi

Press Council of Indonesia

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Sarah Toporoff

Tom Law

Tom Law

Ethical Journalism Network

About Our Partners


Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. The Editors Lab programme was founded with the support of Google in 2011.


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Established in 1994, The Alliance of Independent Journalists is committed to three key pillars: protecting freedom of the press, increasing journalistic professionalism and improving the welfare of journalists. Headquartered in Jakarta and with nationwide presence, AJI regularly carries out a number of campaign activities including advocacy, seminars, workshops, research, scholarship and publications.


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The Ethical Journalism Network is a global coalition of media professional and journalism support organisations working across all platforms of the information and communications landscape. Its primary objectives are to strengthen the craft of journalism and to build public trust in media.


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The Indonesian Press Council in its current form was established in 1999. It is a statutory body but it has no government representation or control. The functions of the independent Press Council are:

  • to protect of the freedom of the press,
  • to promote high ethical standards of journalism,
  • to deal with complaints from the public and
  • to educate the public and the authorities on the role of a free press in democratic society.

About the Host Venue

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BINUS INTERNATIONAL is an international undergraduate program from BINUS UNIVERSITY which has been collaborating with 15 university in Australia, Europe and Asia. Established in 2001, BINUS INTERNATIONAL offers international standard education with a dual degree system which allows students to get two degree (from BINUS INTERNATIONAL and partner university abroad). BINUS INTERNATIONAL has seven programmes: International Accounting & Finance, Communication, Computer Science, Film, Business Information Systems, International Business, and Business Management & Marketing.

Picture by Chiang Jacques via Flickr.