Hackathon in Paris

Media Literacy Toolkit

30 May 2019 - 31 May 2019

For the next phase of the Media Literacy Toolkit, the Global Editors Network together with its partners EFJ, fjum, and APImprensa, organised a hackathon in Paris. Developers, journalists, and designers from all over Europe were invited to build the tools participants in the three unconferences have come up with. 

The goal of this hackathon was to produce working prototypes of each tool, which will be presented at the GEN Summit from 13-15 June in Athens to an international high-profile audience of senior news executives and editors-in-chief during the session Media Literacy for Journalists: New Tools and New Ways to Fight Misinformation with their Audiences

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

After two action-packed and busy days, the teams managed to build mock-ups and working prototypes of the tools, which are shown below. You can find a photo album here and more info on the Media Literacy Toolkit for Newsrooms programme here

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

Read more about what happened at the Paris hackathon here

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