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Editors Lab : F.A.Z. Hackdays

16 May 2014 - 17 May 2014

Participating Media

Sueddeutsche DieWelt Dpa DerSpiegel N24 FAZ Open-Knowledge-Foundation RheinZeitung SpiegelOnline

And the winner is...


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Their project is 'We used to read the newspaper now the paper reads us'. Here is how they describe it: 'We're telling the story of news sites themselves are violating your privacy by engaging in excessive user tracking'. You can see it here

They will join all the others winning teams in Barcelona for the Hackdays Final during the GEN Summit 2014. They also won the audience's choice.

Süddeutsche and Rhein-Zeitung obtained special mentions from the Jury with their work Digitales Wimmelbild and CamHunt.

Thank you to our host F.A.Z and we also want to thank Google for its support for this event.

You can see all the pictures from the event here.


The theme was : Data Protection

The teams were encouraged to explore innovative methods to visualize digital footprints and develop new tools to protect data privacy. 

Projects developed during the Hackdays

Süddeutsche Zeitung project


Rhein Zeitung  project


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung project 


Der Spiegel project


To see Spiegel Online project, click here


Die Welt project


N 24 project



Denis Richard

Denis Richard

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Marco Maas



The Jury


Évangéline de Bourgoing

Leonard Novy

Leonard Novy

Institute for Media and Communications Policy


Marco Maas