Hackathon in Paris

Media Literacy Toolkit

For the next phase of the Media Literacy Toolkit, the Global Editors Network together with its partners EFJ, fjum, and APImprensa, will organise a hackathon in Paris. Developers, product managers, journalists, and designers will be invited to develop the tools participants in the three unconferences have come up with. 

The goal of this hackathon is to produce working prototypes of each tool, which will be presented at the GEN Summit from 13-15 June in Athens, Greece to an international high-profile audience of senior news executives and editors-in-chief. 

Other than GEN's usual Editors Labs hackathons, this one focuses on gathering mainly developers, who have an interest in fighting misinformation, are curious and like to work in teams, and ideally have some experience in the news and media industry. It's not a competition, but developers from all over Europe will work together in teams to build the most suitable prototypes for the toolkit. 

The Lisbon white paper with the suggested tools and technical guidelines can be downloaded here. Also, check out what happened in our past unconferences in Brussels, Vienna, and Lisbon

Paris Hackathon Schedule

The European Media Literacy Toolkit for Newsrooms

Combating misinformation and disinformation by restoring trust in journalism

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 – Dinner (optional)

Dinner at T’Cup - Salon de the (see map, 16 rue des Minimes, 75003 Paris)


Thursday, 30 May 2019 – Hackathon Day 1

Arrival at venue Playbac (see map, 14 rue des Minimes, 75003 Paris)

09:00 - 09:15 
Registration, coffee & breakfast

09:15 - 09:45 
Welcome by GEN and Playbac, Intro Media Literacy Toolkit: What happened so far, tools & guidelines, goals of the hackathon

09:45 - 10:00 
Participants get to know each other & get into groups

10:00 - 12:30 
Brainstorming Session: Talking about tools, guidelines, ideas, possibilities, how can the final working prototype look like?

12:30 - 13:30 
Lunch at Playbac

13:30 - 18:00 
Hacking session

18:00 - 18:30 
1-minute pitches of today’s work, wrap up of Day 1

Dinner at Les Bonnes Soeurs (see map, 8 rue du pas de la Mule, 75003 Paris)


Friday, 31 May 2019 – Hackathon Day 2

Arrival at venue Playbac

09:00 - 09:10 
Welcome to Day 2

09:10 - 12:30 
Continue hacking

12:30 - 13:30 
Lunch at Playbac

13:30 - 16:30 
Final hacking sprint

16:30 - 17:00
5-minute pitches of working prototype, wrap up of hackathon

Get in touch with your comments, questions, or interest in taking part! contact@globaleditorsnetwork.org