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Seoul Editors Lab

Prototyping the future of news

On 13-14 April GEN and Media Today, with the support of the Google News Lab, will gather top newsrooms from South Korea in Seoul for an Editors Lab focused on "Engagement and community building". This is our second Editors Lab in Seoul. 

Congratulations to the team from Money Today who won with their prototype Connection

Seoul Winners (1)


Special mentions were awarded to the teams from Korea Exposé for their prototype LIT and Kongdole Productions for their video editing prototype News created by reporters and readers. Kongdole also won the Public Choice vote.

Theme: Engagement and community building

How can newsrooms better understand and serve the needs of their audiences? How can they find their audiences, make the news more meaningful to them, and inspire action and community engagement? What tools will help foster constructive and productive discussion among newsrooms and members of the public?


Participating Media

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Essential Information

Questions? Get in touch!

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

Previous Editors Lab prototypes related to engagement

About our partners


Media Today, founded in May 1995, is the nation’s leading watchdog press organisation that deals with media and journalism and other issues. It monitors media and journalists, and analyses and reviews news reports by other broadcasting and press organisations across the nation. It also provides in-depth coverage of media industry and new media trends. Its coverage of how media reports affect public opinion are mainly aimed at helping make Korea better. 



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.

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: "Cheonggyecheon Umbrellas" by Travel Oriented via Picssr.