+General Guidelines

+Info on APIs



The event will begin with lightning talks to inspire ideas for the hackathon, and hacking will continue for a day.  At the end of the hackathon teams will present their projects.  

The hackathon will emphasis opportunities around mobile - including how we can build tools to improve content creation, dissemination, and consumption on mobile. This includes apps and also the mobile web. 

More information here: http://hackingjournalism.com

Sign up here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hacking-journalism-rethink-how-we-create-disseminate-and-consume-media-tickets-11407617491?aff=eorg


If you have any questions, tweet @whichlight or email kawandeep[at]embed.ly


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Journalists, developers, designers are encouraged to participate in the hackathon. 



+video, images,

+pitch presentation

Hackathon Sponsors


Bloomberg API Prize

4 Samsung Galaxy Watches

Enigma API Prize

Oculus Rift 2 Dev Kit

Twitter API Prize

Up to 5 Kindle Paperwhites

Parsely API Prize

iPad Mini

Best Overall

Mobile Journalism Toolkit (Up to 5)

Best UX

Up to 5 Supr Wallets


Up to 5 Textees

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Mobile
    The focus of the hackathon is mobile, this will be part of the judging criteria
  • Design
    How does the product look and feel
  • News/Media related
  • API use
    This only matters for the specific best of API prizes, not for the general prizes
  • Originality

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