El Confidencial Editors Lab

Prototyping the Future of News in Madrid

02 March 2017 - 04 March 2017

Mobile-first news

On 2-4 March 2017, 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. The theme of the hackathon was "mobile-first news".

The hackathon started by an evening meetup from 7pm until 9 pm at Campus Madrid.

The winning team was the team from El Confidencial, with their project: The Watcher


Special mentions were awarded to the teams from Diario de Navarra and El Español.

Public's choice went to Ara.cat project.

All the projects developed during the Editors Lab in Madrid are listed here.

Participating Media

Join us at Campus Madrid on 2 March evening

El Confidencial and GEN, with the support of the Google News Lab, are inviting you to join the Editors Lab participants at Campus Madrid on 2 March at 7 pm.

The evening will feature talks with Alejandro Laso, Director of El Confidencial Lab, João Pedro Pereira, Innovation Coordinator at Público and Millán Berzosa, Google News Lab Media Training Specialist for Spain and Portugal. PolitibotSeedtagGraphext and Marfeel will also present their latest innovations. Discover the agenda here

If you would like to register, please fill out this form

Editors Lab Essential Information

Three examples of Editors Lab prototypes


If you have any questions, contact our director of programmes: edebourgoing(at)globaleditorsnetwork.org.