France 24 - RFI win Paris Editors Lab with their #COP21 climate change app

31 March 2015


France 24 - RFI win Paris Editors Lab with their #COP21 climate change app

Paris, France – 31 March 2015

The team from the international news organisations, France 24 - RFI, won the Paris Editors Lab with their prototype of a personalised smartphone app aimed at covering the #COP21 climate change conference in December. 

The app - Mon Paris Climate - proposes full coverage of the ‘Paris Climat 2015’ conference (#COP21) and will be available on France 24 and RFI’s websites and applications. Mon Paris Climat will be a free mobile application (the Android version is the prototype) that France 24 and RFI plan to release in the run-up to the conference. It will be in French, English and Arabic.

The winning team members were Steven Jambot, Emmanuelle Nicholas and Alaeddine Ouertani. “The user experience is a key thing for us,” they said. “So, to begin with, just after downloading the app, the user will be asked to answer five questions to determine if they are climate-skeptic or climate-friendly. According to their answers, we will propose content on concrete citizen initiatives around the world (gathered by the France 24’ Observers) or concrete climate change effects for them to consult."

The Editors Lab hackdays took place at Le Parisien’s headquarters in Paris over 26-27 March. Seven teams representing major media organisations in France competed to develop the best innovative news prototypes covering the Paris Climate Summit in December. The winning team - France 24-RFI - will now compete in the final hackathon against international teams at the GEN Summit in Barcelona in June.

Global Editors Network gave thanks to Le Parisien for hosting the event and to Google for supporting them. Special mention was also given to Le Monde, whose teamed designed the app Code COP21, and to the Le Parisien’s app Kodako. A collection of all the projects developed over the two days can be found here.

The next #EditorsLab is currently under way in Warsaw, Poland, co-organised by GEN and Gazeta Wyborcza. It is part of a series of international hackdays hosted by world-renowned media organizations, in New York (The New York Times), London (The Guardian), Madrid (El Pais), Buenos Aires (Clarin), Paris (Le Parisien), and many more.

The Editors Labs bring together teams representing news media outlets from all platforms (broadcast, online, print). These teams, composed of one journalist, one designer, and one developer, work to build a project around a chosen theme.  You can follow the liveblog on the GEN website.

About the Global Editors Network: The Global Editors Network is a cross-platform community empowering newsrooms through programmes designed to inspire, connect and share. Find out more here.