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Editors Lab - Season 3

2014 - 2015

Throughout the third season of the Editors Lab programme, the Global Editors Network organised 15 hackdays in Europe, in Africa, in the US and in Latin America. Each winning team has been invited to take part in the Editors Lab Final, ’The World Cup of Newsroom Innovation’, that took place during the GEN Summit 2015 in Barcelona. 

Editors Lab Final 2015

Editors Lab Finale

 16-19 June

Throughout the third season of the Editors Lab programme, the Global Editors Network organised hackdays all over the world. Each winning team was invited to take part in the Editors Lab Final, ’The World Cup of Newsroom Innovation’, that took place during the GEN Summit 2015 in Barcelona. The winning teams competed during two days to win the title of Editors Lab World Champion. The theme was: 'Hack for Sustainable Development'. 

El País Editors Lab

El Pais Editors Lab

4 - 5 June

El País and GEN gathered the best Spanish media innovators to develop innovative journalism prototypes. This Hackdays theme was : 'Data-driven Storytelling'. 

BBC Editors Lab

BBC Editors Lab

3 - 4 June  

BBC and GEN, with the support of The Associated Press and Google gathered the best British media innovators for a two-day competition to develop innovative news prototype. The theme was 'The 2015 News Industry Accelerator” - What might we create together, to improve the NEWS industry for UK & global publishers?'

The Sharq Forum Editors Lab

The Sharq Forum Editors Lab

16 - 17  April 

The Sharq Forum and GEN gathered the best Arabic and Turkish media innovators for a two-day competition to develop innovative news prototype. The theme was 'New Forms of Digital Storytelling'. 

NOS Editors Lab

NOS Editors Lab

9 - 10  April 

NOS and GEN, with the support of Google, gathered the best media innovators in the Netherlands for a two-day competition to develop innovative news prototype. The theme was : 'News in Context'. 

Gazeta Wyborcza Editors Lab

Gazeta Wyborcza Editors Lab

30 - 31 March

Gazeta Wyborcza and GEN, with the support of Google, gathered the best Polish media innovators for a two-day competition to develop innovative news prototypes. The theme was : 'Covering the next presidential elections in Poland'.

Le Parisien Editors Lab

Le Parisien Editors Lab

GEN and Le Parisien, with the support of Google, gathered the best French media innovators to develop innovative news prototypes. The theme was : Innovative Coverage of the Paris Climate Summit. 

APimprensa Editors Lab

APImprensa Editors Lab

26 - 27 February

APImprensa and GEN, with the support of Google, gathered the best Portuguese media innovators for a two-day competition to develop innovate news prototypes. The theme was : 'New tools to build a digital community of Portuguese-speaking countries'. 

#HackAgainstEbola

#HackAgainstEbola

November - December

GEN and OSIWA, with the support of Google and ICFJ Code pour l'Afrique, organised three Editors Lab in Accra (Ghana) on November 19-20, in Lagos (Nigeria) on November 24-25 and in Dakar (Senegal) on January 14-15 to help journalists develop new tools to cover and prevent Ebola.

GEN Editors Lab in Tel Aviv

GEN Editors Lab in Tel Aviv

8-9 December

GEN, with the support of Google, gathered the best Israeli media innovators to develop innovative news prototypes. The theme was : 'Maps, Geolocalisation and Storytelling'. 

Al-Ahram Editors Lab

Al-Ahram Editors Lab

12-13 November

Al-Ahram, EMDP - Egypt Media Development Program - and GEN, with the support of Google, gathered the best Egyptian Newsrooms to develop innovative news prototypes. This Editors Lab theme was : ‘New tools to monitor the quality of government services’.

APA & FJUM Editors Lab

APA & FJUM Editors Lab

29 - 30 October

FJUM and APA, with the support of Google, gathered the best Austrian Newsroom to develop innovative news prototypes. The theme was : 'From User Engagement to Civic Engagement. How can news organizations inspire their online communities to become more civically involved and to engage in designing solutions and taking action ?'

Clarín Editors Lab

Clarín Editors Lab

24 September 

Clarín gathered 12 teams from leading newsrooms based in Argentina, Uruguay and Peru. The theme was : 'The external debt crisis and the economic recession'. 

Cxense - Reuters Editors Lab

Editors Lab - Reuters Hackdays

30 - 31 May 

This first Editors Lab of the new season gathered great American newsrooms at Reuters in NY to develop innovative journalism prototypes. This Hackdays theme was : 'Improving Loyalty'. The event was supported by Cxense and the teams used Cxense analytics and Cxense content.