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France 24 - RFI Wins The Editors Lab Final 2015
The France 24-RFI team has won the Editors Lab Final in Barcelona. Steven Jambot, Emmanuelle Nicolas and Alaeddine Ouertani created the winning prototype Earth Alert as they competed against teams from around the world during the GEN Summit 2015 at the CCCB in Barcelona. The team's concept is based on crowdsourcing. Members of the public are invited to submit alerts, called “Earth Alerts”, about a sustainable development concern in their country, city, town or village. 
The proposed mobile application classifies Earth Alerts by 1) the latest, 2) rising in number and 3) the top concern. A map highlights the areas from where the alerts have been sent. Users can take a photo or video and send France 24-RFI their content with a brief description of the problem. They share their Earth Alert via social media and collect votes (or likes). After a certain number of votes and alerts, journalists from France 24 - RFI visit the area to do an in-depth report on the problem and bring it to a wider global audience.
Editors Lab Finalists: Runners-Up
In Second Place: The Times

The team from The Times, UK, won the second prize with Think 17 - a tool that asks questions to help guide journalists towards key issues which can inform their work, and provide the resources and information to make them aware of the UN's 17 sustainability goals. Journalist Sam Joiner said: "To finish second is really brilliant. We would like to look at integrating our prototype into our newsroom."
In Third Place: Datum
The team from Datum, Austria, came third with their the prototype Urban Sustainability Index (USI) - a data-driven application designed to show the user the sustainability performance of each of Vienna's 250 urban communities, applying criteria such as green spaces, water use, energy use, public transport and recycle rate.
SourceRise Wins Startups For News Final 2015 
SourceRise was announced the winner of the Startups For News 2015 Final in Barcelona. The Startups for News programme is an international competition rewarding the most innovative startups disrupting the media industry. Caroline Avakian (pictured above) is the Founder and CEO of SourceRise, an organisation forging a new path for foreign and crisis news reporting by increasing the media’s access to on-the-ground expert sources in the developing world. Caroline Avakian collected the trophy for the Startups For News Final during the awards ceremony held on the last day of the GEN Summit 2015.
Vienna Announced As The City For The GEN Summit 2016
The GEN Summit 2016 will take place in the Austrian city of Vienna from 15 to 17 June. Over three days, the annual GEN Summit brings together the brightest minds in the media industry to discuss and challenge the future of media. It is the most important conference for media innovation in the world, providing practical solutions for immediate implementation in the newsroom.
Experience the Visual Highlights of the GEN Summit 2015

The GEN Summit 2015 received fantastic around-the-world news coverage. Check out the GEN In The Media section of the GEN Press Room to read reports of the Editors Lab Final, interviews with summit speakers and summit reviews.
Highlights from the GEN Summit 2015
Journalism student, Gabriel Mabille, gives his reflections on keynote speeches and masterclasses in the GEN Blog. Read his experiences of three fantastic days in Barcelona at the GEN Summit here.
 The GEN Summit on Social Media

Continue the conversation on newsroom innovation via Twitter @GENinnovate using the hashtag #GENSummit and via the GEN Liveblog on the GEN Summit homepage.
                    The GEN Summit Programme 2015
You can download the GEN Summit 2015 Programme, in both short and long forms, from the GEN website
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