Header News Lab Seoul

Seoul Editors Lab

Prototyping the future of news

31 March 2017 - 01 April 2017

On 31 March and 1 April, GEN and Media Today, with the support of the Google News Lab,  gathered top newsrooms from South Korea in Seoul for an Editors Lab focused on developing new election coverage prototypes in anticipation of the 2017 presidential election.

The Seoul Editors Lab is part of GEN's series of journalism hackathons which also includes events in Taipei, Jakarta, Manila and Sydney.


The winning team is Deepr for their prototype Deep_tionary



Special mentions were awarded to the teams from DongaScience for their prototype Election Campaign Pledge Shopping Mall and to Bizhankook for #By The People

Public's choice went to Bizhankook for #By The People

Participating Media

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Essential Information

Theme: Covering the next presidential election

How can we develop innovative ways to collect, visualise, and present accurate and live data to audiences during election season? How to create new interactive tools to encourage civic engagement and productive political discussion?


Questions about Editors Lab? 

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

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.

Three Editors Lab prototypes on elections

Cover photo credit: Changho Choi of Media Today