Tokyo Editors Lab

Prototyping the Future of News

21 April 2018 - 22 April 2018

On 21-22 April 2018, the Global Editors Network (GEN) and ONA Japan with the support of the Google News Lab, will gather some of the best Japanese media innovators in Tokyo to develop innovative journalism prototypes on the topic of fighting misinformation.

The team from Nippon Broadcasting System won with their prototype CATALANA. They also won the Public Choice vote.

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Special mentions were awarded to the teams from News Picks with their prototype PICK ++ and Fuji TV with their prototype Sesshu

In partnership with:


Participating Media

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The Theme: Fact-checking and fighting misinformation

How can newsrooms tackle online misinformation in new and innovative ways? How could automation help speed up the fact-checking process? How can fact-checking become better at reaching across political and ideological divides? How can we identify and analyse misinformation generated and shared by bots?

In 2016, a study by the Japan Press Research Institute found that the public’s trust in the media is at the lowest level since the annual survey started in 2008. How could we find new ways to build trust with audiences? How to help the public distinguish trustworthy news from all the other kinds of information?

Source: Poynter 

Editors Lab Essential Information


If you have any questions, please contact Editors Lab prorgramme manager Sarah Toporoff: stoporoff(at)globaleditorsnetwork.org. 


The Speakers

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Ben Decker

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Hitofumi Yanai

Japan News Coverage Verification Organization (GoHoo)

Irene Jai Liu

Irene Jay Liu

Google News Lab


The Jury

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Atsuo Fujimura

SmartNews, Inc.

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Daisuke Furuta

BuzzFeed Japan

Irene Jai Liu

Irene Jay Liu

Google News Lab

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Sarah Toporoff

Global Editors Network

Takeshi Osoekawa

Takeshi Osoekawa

Fujitsu Lab