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Delhi Editors Lab

at Hindustan Times

21 April 2017 - 22 April 2017

GEN & Hindustan Times will organise a hackathon in Delhi 21-22 April 2017. The Delhi Editors Lab is presented in partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationHacks/Hackers India and the International Center for Journalists with the support of the New Venture Fund for CommunicationsSpecial thanks to Hindustan Times for hosting this Editors Lab.


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The winning team is Times of India with their prototype 'What Are You Smoking?'


Public's Choice and Special mention went to Free Press Kashmir and Data Newsroom for their prototype 'The Invisible Battle'

Theme: Hack for public health

How can we better monitor the quality of public health and health services? How can journalists find new narratives around public health issues to engage and inform audiences about treatments and prevention?

Participating Media

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Essential Information


The Speakers

Harry Stevens

Harry Stevens

Hindustan Times

Himanshu Khanna Books

Himanshu Khanna



Syed Nazakat

DataLEADS (Health Analytics India)


Venkatesh H R

International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)


The Jury

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Avinash Celestine

How India Lives

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Nikhil Pahwa



Pooja Sehgal

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Sarah Toporoff

Global Editors Network

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Trushar Barot

BBC World Service 2020 Project

Questions? Get in touch!

Aayush Soni, Delhi Editors Lab project manager: aayushsoni[at]gmail.com 

Sarah Toporoff, Editors Lab programme manager: stoporoff[at]globaleditorsnetwork.org

Presented with support from...

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The New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity, supports innovative and effective public interest projects. NVF was established in 2006 in response to demand from leading philanthropists for an efficient, cost-effective, and time-saving platform to launch and operate charitable projects. We execute a range of donor-driven public interest projects in conservation, global health, public policy, international development, education, disaster recovery, and the arts. More than half of the 50 largest US grantmaking foundations have funded projects hosted at NVF, including 8 of the top 10. Learn More.

Examples of Editors Lab prototypes related to public health

About our partners

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HT Media found its beginning in 1924 when its flagship newspaper, Hindustan Times was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. HT Media (BSE, NSE) has today grown to become one of India's largest media companies. Learn more.


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 Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Learn more.


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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is at the forefront of the news revolution. Our programs empower journalists and engage citizens with new technologies and best practices. ICFJ’s networks of reporters and media entrepreneurs are transforming the field. We believe that better journalism leads to better lives.

Over the past 32 years, ICFJ has worked with more than 96,000 professional and citizen journalists and media managers from 180 countries. We work with strong local partners and a network of dedicated alumni. Learn more.


Hacks Hackers

Hacks/Hackers is a rapidly expanding international grassroots journalism organization with dozens of chapters (and counting) and thousands of members across four continents (and counting). Our mission is to create a network of journalists (“hacks”) and technologists (“hackers”) who rethink the future of news and information. Learn more.


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SPARKLIN is a result-oriented Branding and Interaction design agency with a strong focus on function. Learn more.

Code of conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to follow a code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

What comes under our code of conduct?
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. You can send a direct message on Slack or email to Anand Katakam and/or Sarah Toporoff.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

Need help? Contact the following people

Anand Katakam - anand.katakam[at]hindustantimes.com
Sarah Toporoff - stoporoff[at]globaleditorsnetwork.org

Cover photo credit: Partha Chowdhury via Flickr.