Media Innovation Around The Argentine General Election

07 October 2015


Argentina - 07 October 2015

On 07 October, Clarín, the largest newspaper in Argentina, and Global Editors Network (GEN) will gather the best media innovators in Argentina for a day-long #EditorsLab aimed at developing news prototypes. 

The theme will be “Coverage of the Argentine General Election,” enabling competing teams to explore ways of using data journalism to create apps and platforms based around the Argentine General Election on 25 October. The event will take place in the main auditorium at the Clarín headquarters in Buenos Aires.

The GEN + Clarín #EditorsLab in Argentina is 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 País), Buenos Aires (Clarín), Paris (Le Parisien), and many more. It will bring together teams representing news media outlets from all platforms (broadcast, online, print). The teams will be composed of journalists, designers and developers. 

Participating Teams: 

The participating teams include four teams from Clarín, a team from La Nación, two teams from El Cronista, a team from La Voz del Interior, a team from CIMECO, a team from La Gaceta de Tucuman, a team from Olé, a team from Artear and a team from Los Andes.


Clarin Ed Lab logos


* Mariano Blejman - Knight International Journalists Fellow at ICFJ 

* Yamila García - Digital Journalist, member of the Hacks Hackers community in Buenos Aires,     Ambassador for the International Open Knowledge Foundation and Executive Director of the     Open Knowledge Foundation

* Federico Kirschbaum - CTO of Infobyte Security Research

* Angélica Peralta Ramos - Multimedia development manager and data project manager at La     Nación

What is the prize for the winning team? 

The winning team will compete against the other winning Editors Lab teams during the Editors Lab Final: the World Cup of Newsroom Innovation. This final stage of the Editors Lab international tournament will occur during the GEN Summit 2016 in Vienna in June. 

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

About Clarín: Clarín is the largest newspaper in Argentina, published by the Grupo Clarín media group. It was founded in 1945 in Buenos Aires. According to third-party web analytics providers Alexa and SimilarWeb, Clarín's website is the 10th and 14th most visited in Argentina respectively, as of August 2015.


If you are a media journalist would like to attend the event in order to report on it, please contact Dario D’Atri, editor responsible for TV and Web at Clarín Data (email address below). 


Karen Burke, Director of Communications, GEN: kburke@globaleditorsnetwork.org 

Dario D’Atri, Editor Responsible for TV and Web at Clarín Data: DDatri@agea.com.ar



Photo Credit: Buenos Aires skyline - Nestor Ferraro