Prototyping the Future of News
Throughout the fourth season of the Editors Lab programme, the Global Editors Network ran hackdays in the best newsrooms of the five continents. This fourth season has started in October 2015. It culminated at the Editors Lab Final, "The World Cup of Newsroom Innovation", which gathered the winning teams of each hackdays during the GEN Summit 2016 in Vienna.
Jakarta Editors Lab
On 13-14 May, GEN, The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), The Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) and the Indonesian Press Council, with the support of Google, will gather some of the best Indonesian media innovators in Jakarta to develop innovative news prototypes on the theme "Mobile First News".
Bucharest Editors Lab
On 16-17 April, the Center for Independent Journalism and GEN will gathered some of the best Romanian media innovators in Bucharest to develop innovative news prototypes.
Yle Editors Lab
On 13-14 April, GEN and YLE, with the support of Google News Lab, organized the first Editors Lab in Finland. The theme was: "How can we build better communities on news sites?". Participants were encouraged to think about new ways to foster more productive and constructive discussions about current events.
The Huffington Post and Change.org Editors Lab
On 8-9 April, The Huffington Post, Change.org and GEN gathered some of the best media innovators in New York to develop innovative news prototypes. The theme was: Impact Journalism.
Walkleys Editors Lab
On 3-4 March, The Walkleys Foundation and GEN, with the support of Google will gather some of the best Australian media innovators in Sydney to develop innovative data journalism prototypes.
Hong Kong Editors Lab
On 4-5 December, GEN and The Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) with the support of Google, gathered the best media innovators in the region at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). The programme was implemented in partnership with the Associated Press, the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), the School of Journalism and the Communication of Chinese University of Hong Kong.
ORF & FJUM Editors Lab
On November 23-25, ORF, FJUM and GEN, with the support of Google, gathered the best Austrian media innovators in Vienna to develop innovative news prototypes. The theme of the hackdays was: 'How can newsrooms contribute to a constructive dialogue on the topic of refugees?'.
The 19 Million Project
On 2 - 13 November, in partnership with GEN, FUSION and Univision News have joined forces with the nonprofit digital journalism group Chicas Poderosas and the Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties (CILD) to launch The 19 Million Project. The 19 Million Project brought together in Rome journalists, developers, designers, academics, government and business leaders and human rights organizations from the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to explore how Europe’s pressing refugee crisis came to be, and what can be done to best address it.
Česká Televize Editors Lab
On 5-6 November, GEN and Česká Televize, with the support of Google, gathered the best Czech and Slovakian media innovators in Prague for a two-day competition to develop innovative news prototypes. The Theme was 'Covering the Refugees and Migrants Crisis with Data'.
Clarín Editors Lab
On October 7, Clarín gathered the best Argentinian media innovators to build news prototypes. The participants developed innovative ways to cover the Argentinian federal election that will take place on 25 October.