Innovation in action
Vocento won the Editors Lab - El País Hackdays
On January 31 and February 1 2014, GEN and El País organized the Editors Lab Madrid: 11 teams had two days to develop an application on 'Liveblogging and Breaking News'. Vocento was the winner, and will compete against other winning teams at the Editors Lab Hackdays Final at the GEN Summit 2014in Barcelona. The event was supported by Yahoo! News and CaixaBank.
The Vocento team describes their winning app as a tool that 'allows multimedia coverage under a liveblogging concept, specially geared towards journalists conducting the coverage and towards users who are close to the event, treated as privileged witnesses'. As members of the Madrid local Vocento newsroom, Fernando Belzunce, Carlos Caneiro and Iván Manzanas wanted an app able to connect users and journalists, and also bring context to the news. As they say: 'We want music, not noise'. The app is a really good tool for fact-checking and it allows easy access to curated content.
The jury gave special mentions to two other teams: El País and 20 minutos. The jury was very pleased with the work of all the teams: 'Today we had eleven winners' said Bersoza.
As, Diario de Navarra, El Confidential, El Diario, EL PAÍS, Marca, Medialab Prado - Escuela de Datos (OKFN-es), RTVE, Vocento, Yahoo!, 20 minutos
- Javier Moreno introducing the Editors Lab
- Ana Bueno and Millán I. Berzosa
- AS pitch
- EL PAIS team's pitch
- The Pitches Session 1
- The Pitches Session 2
- The Pitches session 3
- Millán Berzosa and Bertrand Pecquerie
- Yahoo! News Teams
- Escuelas de Datos Presentation
- Diario de Navarra Team
- El Diario Team
- RTVE team
- Working session
- Vocento team
Escuela de Datos (OKFN-es)
Yahoo! News Project
La Caixa is currently the leading savings bank in Spain and the third largest financial entity in the country. With GEN's highly anticipated Barcelona Summit in June this year, it was a natural step that the leading bank joined forces with GEN to connect with the world's leading media decision makers through GEN's global community. La Caixa are sponsors of GEN Editors Lab Hackdays in Spain in the run up to the GEN Summit in June. They will also be firmly present at the Summit itself with some creative ideas and interesting insight into how they have embraced the ever changing world of digital media.
Yahoo! News makes the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. Their focus on highly personalized experiences that keep users connected to the news that matters most, across devices and around the world, fits well with GEN's multiplatform goal to challenge the status quo and redfine digital strategy. Yahoo! News recognised the innovative new ideas being created from the GEN Editors Lab and have been strong supporters ever since. The trust GEN have built up with its network of the world's leading media decision makers provides Yahoo! News with an unrivalled platform.