There is so much opportunity for new products in the media and publishing space, but figuring out what will succeed is no easy task. This hackathon will bring together journalists, developers, and designers to build out ideas to reshape the future of news.
The focus of the hackathon will be on mobile. What are new tools that will be useful to create content, share it, and consume it on mobile? With the release of products like NYT Now and growth of Vox Media, it is clear there is opportunity in this space.
We’re partnering with some great organizations and companies for the hackathon, including Hacks/Hackers, the Online News Association, Bloomberg, and Twitter.
Embedly recently released Cards and the Button, and since then we’ve been building tools to help journalists and bloggers make their content more engaging. It’s exciting to be in this space, and we’re looking forward to cultivating ideas around the future of content through Hacking Journalism.
News logo by Edward Boatman.