Dublin Editors Lab

Prototyping the future of news

25 November 2016 - 26 November 2016

On 25-26 November, GEN and  FuJo (the Institute for Future Media & Journalism at Dublin City University), with the support of the Google News Lab, gathered top newsrooms from Ireland and the UK in Dublin for an Editors Lab focused on developing new sports journalism prototypes.

And the winners were… The team from BBC, congratulations. Here is a link to their winning project.


A special mention was awarded to the team from TheJournal.ie and the Public Choice went to The Times.

All the prototypes built during this Editors Lab are available here.

Participating Media

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Essential Information

Theme: Innovative Sports Journalism

Sports news audiences are passionate, but how can journalists turn that passion into dynamic and innovative sports coverage? How can journalists respond to the trends and opportunities in sports media technology? Can newsrooms leverage the abundance of sports data to develop new storytelling forms? Which types of visual and immersive storytelling could be developed for sports coverage? Can live coverage be richer, faster and more engaging? Could sports journalism become a testing ground to drive innovation in other types of news coverage?

Questions about Editors Lab? 

Please contact Sarah Toporoff: stoporoff[at]globaleditorsnetwork.org

The Speakers


Jane Suiter

Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo)


Malcolm Coles

Telegraph Media Group


Matt Cooke

Google News Lab


Paddy Logue

The Irish Times

The Jury

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Bahareh Heravi

School of Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin


Jane Suiter

Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo)

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JJ Worrall



Paddy Logue

The Irish Times

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Sarah Toporoff

Global Editors Network

About our partners

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Launched in 2015, the DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) is a pioneering space to advance research, innovation and best-practice in journalism and media. For over 30 years, DCU has trained generations of Irish media professionals and encouraged creativity and innovation across the Irish media industry. FuJo builds on this rich legacy to place DCU’s researchers, graduates and partners at the heart of the historic transformations in media and journalism.


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Google's mission is to organise the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google News Lab was created to support the creation and distribution of the information that keeps us all informed about what's happening in our world today—quality journalism.


Three examples of Editors Lab prototypes

Cover photo credit: Roberto Taddeo via Flickr.