El Confidencial Editors Lab

Prototyping the Future of News in Madrid

18 January 2018 - 19 January 2018

On 18-19 January 2018, the Global Editors Network (GEN) and El Confidencial with the support of the Google News Lab, gathered some of the best media innovators from the region in Madrid to develop innovative journalism prototypes on the theme of breaking news.

A pre-event evening of workshops was held on Wednesday 17 January at Growth Space Barrabes

The winning team was LaSexta / Maldita, with their project: Breaking Hoaxes


Special mentions were awarded to the teams from Ara and El Confidential. Public's choice went to the team from Ara.

Theme: Covering breaking news events

How can newsrooms improve their coverage of breaking stories? Whether it’s reporting on disasters, terrorism, sports or politics, what tools will best facilitate both speed and accuracy under pressure?

Participating Media


The Speakers

Alejandro Laso

Alejandro Laso

El Confidencial

David Dieudonne

David Dieudonné

Google News Lab

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Alvaro Ortiz

Populate - Tools for civic engagement

Nathalie Malinarich

Nathalie Malinarich

BBC News


The Jury

Ana Ormaechea

Ana Ormaechea


Eva Morell

Eva Morell

Flipboard Inc.

Nathalie Malinarich

Nathalie Malinarich

BBC News

Rafael Hohr

Rafael Höhr

Prodigioso Volcán

Ramon Puchades

Ramón Puchades

Metrópolis Comunicación

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Sarah Toporoff

Global Editors Network

Editors Lab Essential Information


If you have any questions or wish to register a team for the El Confidencial Editors Lab, please contact Rafael Moreno at rmoreno[at]elconfidencial.com or Sarah Toporoff at stoporoff[at]globaleditorsnetwork.org.

Editors Lab prototypes for breaking news

Editors Lab Prototypes

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Have a look here at some of the prototypes that were developed and implemented after an Editors Lab.

Cover photo credit: Jose Maria Cuellar via Flickr.