01 April 2015

Polskie Radio wins the Editors Lab in Warsaw

Paris, 1st April

On 30 - 31 March, Gazeta Wyborcza and the Global Editors Network organised an Editors Lab in Waraw, supported by Google. It was part of a series of international hackdays hosted by world-renowned media organisations, in New York (The New York Times), London (The Guardian), Madrid (El Pais), Buenos Aires (Clarin), Paris (Le Parisien), and many more.

Each team was composed of a journalist, a designer and a developer, and they had two days to build a prototype on a specific theme: ‘Covering the next presidential elections in Poland : How can we develop innovative ways to collect, visualize, and present accurate and live data to audiences during election season? How can we engage voters with cross-platform data-driven reporting and live coverage tools?'

The competition was won by the team from Polskie Radio, with a tool empowering the user to simulate debates on hot topics between candidates, because there is no public debate during the first round of Polish elections. The app selects the best sound bites on the topic, so the user can compare the candidates opinion. The app also provides years of presidential campaigns archives.

Warsaw Winners

Second prize was given to TVN24, with BRIDGECAST and 3rd prize to Brief with App of Cards. You can see all the projects here, on the GEN Community. 

The winning team will be invited to participate in the Editors Lab Final, held in Barcelona during the GEN Summit, in June. They will compete against the other winners from the Editors Lab. 

The Jury was composed of:

-  Derek Watkins, data visualization editor, The New York Times.

- Jakub Górnicki, foundation ePaństwo

- Róża Rzeplińska, MamPrawoWiedzieć.pl

- Marta Poślad, Google

- Evangéline de Bourgoing, Programme Manager, Global Editors Network.

About the Editors Lab: The GEN Editors Lab programme is a worldwide series of hackdays hosted by leading news organisations such as The New York Times, The Guardian and El País. Editors Lab brings together developers, journalists and designers from top newsrooms to build news prototypes during an intensive two-day competition.

About GEN: The Global Editors Network is a cross-platform community committed to sustainable, high-quality journalism, empowering newsrooms through a variety of programmes designed to inspire, connect and share. Our online community allows media innovators from around the world to interact and collaborate on projects created through our programmes.