What is NewsHack Day?
We’re bringing together journalists, developers and designers for some creative news coding and data reporting. Hackers and designers will work with reporters to come up with the future of journalism. A “liberate the data” code bootcamp on June 22 will precede the news hackathon on Saturday and Sunday.
You. Designers, journalists and programmers who want to help figure out better ways to report, produce and distribute the news. We only have space for 100 people, so see the signup for more details.
What should we make?
That’s up to you. We have Wiki for you to see all the data resources, and a list of projects that media companies would like to develop. Are you a journalist or media company with a Dream Project you want the community to hack? Post it here on our Wiki!
We will be focused on news tools and story hacks: tools to help journalists report, produce and publish news, as well as story hacks relying on data or some digital sleuthing. Topics are up to you to decide, but we’re lining up lots of data and prizes in several categories.
How does it all work?
Our About page explains it all. Basically, the event is taking a “hackathon as newsroom” approach. Teams form at the event (or through the registration page). We’ll have a digital ticker tape of ongoing projects and ideas streaming during the event. Editors will help teams work out any problems. The weekend is intended to quickly generate, mock up, test and share ideas, while ensuring the maximum collaboration. Your ideas will be presented at the end of the event.
What’s the goal?
We have three simple goals: