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L'Espresso Editors Lab

Innovate crisis and disaster reporting

24 February 2017 - 25 February 2017

On 24-25 February, GEN and Gruppo L'Espresso, with the support of the Google News Lab, will gather some of the best Italian media innovators in Rome for an Editors Lab focused on crisis and disaster reporting. With increased seismic activity in the region, this hackathon will mark the six-month anniversary of the August 2016 Central Italy earthquake.

Theme: Crisis and disaster reporting

How can newsrooms cover disasters accurately and effectively? How can news and humanitarian organisations collaborate with government to help prevent casualties in a crisis situation? What role does prevention and education play in the reporting process? What innovations can teams bring to existing mobile and crowdsourcing tools to improve them? Can these tools serve newsrooms in the event of other types of emergencies (i.e. terrorist attacks)?

Essential Information

Want to participate?

All Italian media organisations are welcome to participate. Would you like to send a team from your media organisation to compete?

Please contact Sarah Toporoff: stoporoff[at]globaleditorsnetwork.org

Three examples of Editors Lab prototypes

Cover photo credits (L to R): Wikipedia, Google Earth Blog, Google News LabWikimedia Commons