Pop-Up Newsroom

Design Innovation for Collaborative Global Journalism

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Pop-Up Newsroom

Pop-Up Newsroom innovates collaborative reporting initiatives in different countries and contexts – from elections to natural disasters.

Approach

We use human-centered design methods to engage local stakeholders, encourage coalition building, and generate creative and impactful projects.

Approach

We work with newsrooms, independent journalists, civil society organizations, universities and technologists to design, refine and test collaborative approaches to some of journalism’s most pressing challenges.

We work with newsrooms, independent journalists, civil society organizations, universities and technologists to design, refine and test collaborative approaches to some of journalism’s most pressing challenges.

Process

Innovation

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With our tools and training we forward new workflows, new techniques, and new possibilities for newsrooms and educators, helping drive innovation across the sector.

Technology

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We build bespoke software for collaborative discovery, verification, and archiving of digital media and work with other technology developers to provide access to leading collaborative tools.

Training

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We embrace a collaborative and creative model for developing and delivering trainings designed to solve existing business and workflow needs inside newsrooms.

Newsrooms

To date, Pop-Up Newsroom has run six Pop-Up Newsroom initiatives, ranging from one-hour design sprints to multi-month award winning collaborations.

All Pop-Up Newsrooms share a human-centered co-design process with stakeholders, and place collaboration at the heart of our work. Pop-Up Newsrooms we’ve initiated include:

Experience

At the Verificado 2018 Pop-Up Newsroom, we worked with over 100 journalists from across Mexico to design collaborative processes for monitoring and debunking misinformation spread via social networks.
Collaboration Against Misinformation
At the Verificado 2018 Pop-Up Newsroom, we worked with over 100 journalists from across Mexico to design collaborative processes for monitoring and debunking misinformation spread via social networks.

In numbers

4
Initiatives so far
3
Award nominations
300+
Journalists trained
100+
Organizations engaged

Founded in 2017 by Meedan and Dig Deeper Media, Pop-Up Newsroom brings together Meedan’s open source technologies for social media verification with ten years of election and event monitoring workflow expertise from Dig Deeper Media.

Fergus Bell has innovated collaborative approaches to social media verification during elections since 2008 and Meedan’s Check was first deployed for the 2012 Egyptian election.

Our process puts journalists at the heart of designing projects, building from their experience and expertise to define and test new solutions to editorial challenges.
Journalist Centered Design
Our process puts journalists at the heart of designing projects, building from their experience and expertise to define and test new solutions to editorial challenges.

Since then we have helped define the fields of social newsgathering and verification, developing workflows and technologies that have been deployed to cover events and elections around the world, from the award winning Electionland (US) to Verificado (Mexico).

Partners

Pop-Up Newsroom works with platforms, publishers, broadcasters, universities and technology companies.

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Our role is to connect news organisations through our extensive network, secure funding opportunities, manage the projects and partners and create shareable resources at all stages.

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