Rethink Journalism Hackathon 2022

  • Hackathon

Basel (tbd) | Tickets: Free

Let’s rethink

Come work on the future of journalism & media at the second Rethink Journalism Hackathon in Basel on November 25-26th!

Over the past decades, journalism has been continuously reinventing itself. Small and innovative media establishments charge into battle for attention. Come and join us in the quest to stimulate and promote progressive journalism. Help us in the fight against fake news and hate speech.

Sign up now for the Rethink Journalism Hackathon and develop in interdisciplinary teams new digital solutions for an informative, independent and diverse digital media world:

– You’re a passionate and engaged media user, keen and willing to contribute to its future and improvement. For a diverse Swiss media world and for yourself.

– You’re a media professional – and journalism is more to you than just a job to you! You want to shape yours and the future of media.

– You’re a coder! You love thinking in to all directions and enjoy programming without many restrictions.

Let’s do this

Sign up now for the Rethink Journalism Hackathon and develop digital solutions together with media professionals, programmers and users for an informative, independent and diverse digital media world.

Provisory program:

Friday, 24.09.2021

09.00  Welcome Coffee & Croissant

09.15  Introduction

09.30  Challenge pitching
10.30  Group building
11.30  Start hacking
12.30  Lunch
13.30  Input Talk (to be announced)
14.00  Continue hacking
19.00  Delicious Dinner
20.00  Continue hacking – open end

Saturday 26 November 2022

08.00  Individual start hacking with breakfast
12.00  Lunch
16.00  Presentation of your prototypes 
17.30  Apéro and celebration

Let’s team up

The We.Publish Foundation promotes media diversity in Switzerland with an innovative approach: they offer open-source publishing tools to small and regional, independent media establishments, creating necessary digital infrastructure. empowers people to make our society more open, innovative and fair with open knowledge. Our activities cover Data Literacy, Data Access & Accessibility and Civic Engagement.

Since 2015, tsüri advocates for a sustainable, open, modern and ecological society. This only works with mutual trust between the user and the editorial office. This is why they promote transparency, authenticity and independence. They actively stimulate their target’s group political consciousness. Users aren’t educated top-down but are fed with inputs, that spark an independent opinion creation.

bajour is Basel’s online voice. They find out what moves Basel: They go out, talk to people and use their journalistic senses and experience. Their editorial team summarises the most important events in the Basel Briefing – daily on time for your breakfast.