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Hacking Journalism demos twelve new ideas rethinking video news at Condé Nast #videohack

Developers, designers, journalists, and videographers gathered for the second weekend-long Hacking Journalism hacakathon #Videohack.


  1. Hacking Journalism held its second hackathon in New York this past weekend hosted by Condé Nast, Embedly, MIT Future of News and Hacks/Hackers. The last iteration of the event was held in June in Cambridge at the MIT Media Lab's Center for Civic Media. #Videohack hosted 100 creative media makers and coders and produced a dozen interesting projects focused on rethinking video news.
  2. Held at the Condé Nast product office near the new Fulton Center, participants came from legacy media –such as the New York Times, WIRED, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe and National Geographic– and new media ventures ranging from WITNESS, Vox, and Perooz. Joining from around the world, participants came in from Tel Aviv, Prague, Toronto, SF, Baltimore, Boston and of course, all around New York.
  3. Lightning Talks

  4. Saturday morning kicked off with a welcome from the Hacking Journalism Team and lightning talks from inspiring leaders in interactive media and technology.
  5. Here's the livestream of the morning's remarks:
  6. Aina Abiodun, storyteller, futurist, and digital culture pioneer co-founded and steers StoryCode, a global organization for cross-platform and immersive storytellers. Her talk: Do nuanced emotions and interactive have to make such strange bedfellows?
  7. Ingrid Kopp is Director of Interactive at the Tribeca Film Institute where she oversees the TFI New Media Fund and leads the Institute’s digital and interactive programs including TFI Interactive, Tribeca Hacks and a new prototype fund under Tribeca All Access.
  8. Jarrard Cole is an Emmy-nominated senior video journalist at The Wall Street Journal, where he shoots and produces special projects and interactive videos. His talk, Behind The Scenes at the Wall Street Journal shared why WSJ has made interactive videos and the biggest challenges encountered along the way.