WATCH: Editors Lab Conference 2016

Ryan Songalia
WATCH: Editors Lab Conference 2016
On the second day of the Philippines Editors Lab, participants will present their projects to a jury of media and disaster experts

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.

Participating groups

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:

  • GMA
  • Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • D5 Studio
  • PTV 4
  • SunStar
  • SunStar SuperBalita Tabloid
  • Rappler
  • 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. –

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

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