NY Times to Host Editors’ Lab Hack Event This Weekend

The New York Times will host an Editors’ Lab event at its midtown headquarters on Saturday and Sunday, the paper said.

The Editors’ Lab series, organized by the Global Editors Network, invites teams of two — one designer, one developer –to build apps and projects. The Times event is based on “newsgaming,” studying the intersection of games and journalism.

The contestants are chosen from a number of different major media institutions, including the Associated Press and the Boston Globe.

Here are more details from the Timespost:

Judges from The New York Times, the Online News Association, the Knight Foundation and the Global Editors Network will review the teams’ projects and choose one winner. The grand prize is $6,500 — plus the chance to compete against nine other winning teams at the GEN News Hackathon in Paris. At the Editors’ Lab in Buenos Aires last September, the winning team created visualizations of auto theft statistics using data from several sources, including the public.