Editors Lab Season 2017/18
The GEN Editors Lab programme is a worldwide series of hackathons hosted by leading news organisations such as BBC, El País, The New York Times and Süddeutsche Zeitung. Editors Lab brings together developers, journalists and designers from top newsrooms to build news prototypes during an intensive two-day competition. The Global Editors Network has already run five successful Editors Lab seasons.
The Editors Lab programme provides our partners with an unrivaled access to leading newsrooms and media organisations, as well as their participants and representatives. Your brand will not only be associated with the latest in news innovation and prototyping, but your specific message will also be communicated across all of our online and printed communication material.
Sponsoring an Editors Lab Hackday will include unique access to more than 10 different newsrooms, co-deciding the theme of the hackdays, giving a masterclass to help the participants produce better tools, branding on all platforms and free access to the GEN Summit 2018 in Lisbon.
The Data Journalism Awards 2018
Founded in 2012, the Data Journalism Awards is an international competition that rewards the most innovative data-driven journalism projects from all over the world. Organised by the Global Editors Network and supported by Google and the Knight Foundation, the Data Journalism Awards recognise outstanding journalism works that gather, filter, or visualise data to inform public opinion.
The competition started with 120 submissions in 2012 and went over 630 in 2018, including the very best of data journalism works from across the globe. The Data Journalism Awards Ceremony on 31 May 2018 in Lisbon, during the GEN Summit, awarded the winners across 13 categories. Discover the winners here.
The competition attracts submissions from all over the world, and allows data journalists to have a relevant platform to showcase their work and network with other data journalists. The competition also serves to raise awareness about the growing importance of data journalism in the media sector.
The competition is spread across 12 categories, with each winner receiving a cash prize. Every year, partners who produce tools for data journalists or who want to provide a more general support sponsor each category. Some of our previous sponsors include Infogr.am, Piktochart, Rediff Labs and others.
The winners are elected by a jury of the best data journalism experts.
Sponsoring will include a free ticket to the GEN Summit, access to all the winners, speaking opportunity on the main stage during the Data Journalism Awards Ceremony, online branding during the six-month run of the awards (details to be discussed) and on-site branding during the whole GEN Summit.
Startups For News 2018
Startups for News is an international competition that recognises early-stage startups that are bringing innovative solutions to newsroom challenges. It does so by accelerating their development through carefully planned exposure and engagement via our platforms and partners.
With this new programme, we connect high-potential ventures with prospective editors-in-chief, who provide valuable feedback and who could also be prospective clients. It’s a win-win scenario: startups branch out and our audience of editors and media professionals discover new products for their newsrooms.
Partnering with Startups for News is an opportunity to position your brand as a supporter for startups and entrepreneurship, and boost your reputation as a key player in media innovation. You will be the first to know what tools are generating attention in our unique network.
The Global Editors Network has already run six successful Startups for News seasons and the seventh season just concluded on 1 June 2018 in Lisbon, during the GEN Summit. In the document below, we highlight the previous winners of Startups for News who are now major players in their respective fields and give you an in-depth look at a sponsorship opportunity.