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Jakarta Editors Lab

Prototyping the Future of News

06 April 2017 - 08 April 2017

On 6-8 April 2017, GEN and The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), with the support of Google News Lab, gathered some of the best Indonesian media innovators in Jakarta to develop innovative data journalism prototypes. Special thanks to The British Council Indonesia for their partnership in this hackathon.

Theme: Data-driven stories. Find or tell stories with data.

Questions? Get in touch!

Eva Danayanti, Jakarta Editors Lab project manager: eva[at]ajiindonesia.or.id

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

Participating Media

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And the winner is…


The winning project was "Traffic Accidents Area" by the team from Independen.id. Their data journalism prototype compiles online news stories about individual road accidents and visualises them on a map to raise public awareness on road safety and allow journalists to do more comprehensive reporting over time. Team members are: Y. Hesthi Murthi, Iyan Kusherdiansyah and Muhammadi Irham. 


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In second place was the team from Universitas Multimedia Nusantara for their project "Indonesia Maju". They were the only student team at the hackathon and also won the Public Choice vote.



In third place was the team from Kompas.com for their project "Go Home".

Congratulations to all the teams from Jakarta Editors Lab! Discover all their projects here.

Essential Information


The Speakers

Irene Jai Liu

Irene Jay Liu

Google News Lab


Khairil Yusof

Sinar Project

Robertus Theodore

Robertus Theodore

Satu Data Indonesia

Wahyu (1)

Wahyu Dhyatmika

Tempo Magazine


The Jury


Jason Tedjasukmana

Google Indonesia

Profile Pic

Sarah Toporoff

Global Editors Network

Stanley Adi Prasetyo

Stanley Adi Prasetyo

Indonesian Press Council

About Our Partners

Copy Of Google News Lab

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.


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Established in 1994, The Alliance of Independent Journalists is committed to three key pillars: protecting freedom of the press, increasing journalistic professionalism and improving the welfare of journalists. Headquartered in Jakarta and with nationwide presence, AJI regularly carries out a number of campaign activities including advocacy, seminars, workshops, research, scholarship and publications.


British Council Stacked Corporate Rgb

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We are on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries, bringing international opportunity to life, every day. 

Three examples of Editors Lab prototypes

Cover photo credit: Anjar via Flickr.