WATCH: Editors Lab Conference 2016
MANILA, Philippines – On the second day of the Philippines Editors Lab, participants are set to present their projects to a jury of media and disaster experts.
Beginning Thursday, July 7, Rappler, in partnership with the Global Editors Network, gathered about 9 teams representing major media organizations and schools in the country to develop digital tools for journalists.
The theme of the two-day hackathon is "Crisis Reporting in the Philippines."
During the Editors Lab Conference, each team is given 5 minutes to pitch their news app prototypes.
Each team is composed of a journalist, a web developer, and a graphic designer tasked to create news prototypes such as apps, interactive visualizations, games, widgets, or even new features for their websites.
The participating media organizations are the following:
- Philippine Daily Inquirer
- D5 Studio
- PTV 4
- SunStar SuperBalita Tabloid
- Visayas State University Web Team
- Amaranth (Visayas State University student publication)
Communication students from various journalism and communication schools will also attend the conference.
The winning team will have an opportunity to take part in the Editors Lab Final in June 2017 in Vienna, Austria, at the GEN Summit. – Rappler.com
Day 2 - Friday, July 8
8:30 - 9:00: Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10: "How to Pitch" workshop
9:30 - 1:00: Working session
13:00: Lunch break
14:00: Last sprint working session
15:30: Project submission deadline
The participants must submit their projects on the GEN Community website
Editors Lab conference
16:00 - 16:05: Opening of the conference
Sarah Toporoff (Programme Manager, Global Editors Network)
16:05 - 16:10: Welcome Remarks
Maria Ressa (CEO, Rappler)
16:10 - 16:30: Keynote
Usec. Alexander Pama (Former Executive Director, NDRRMC)
16:30 - 17:30: Final pitches by Editors Lab teams - 5 minutes for each team
17:30 - 17:45: Pratiksha Rao (Head of Media Partnerships, Twitter)
17:45 - 18:00: Maria Ressa (CEO, Rappler)
18:00: Announcement of the winning team