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
Public's choice went to Bizhankook for #By The People
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
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Irene Jay Liu
Google News Lab
The Circle Foundation
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Global Editors Network
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.
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.