What we're about

A group of Journalists, Technologists and Enthusiasts who are passionate about using their skills and insights to improve the news industry.
We run different types of events:
- Socials - Meet, teach, and learn from peers and friends
- Lectures - Learn from and meet industry experts
- Workshops - Intensive and hands-on sessions for learning tools and skills

We're a friendly and diverse group with a shared passion for improving the world by improving the news.

Upcoming events (1)

HackThePress Hackathon #3

Newspeak House

You must sign up on EventBrite too: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hackthepress-hackathon-3-tickets-251053376407

Local News is broken.

We’ve partnered with two Local News organisations to help find ways technology can enhance a local community:
- Social Spider - Runs 5 Local Newspapers in London
- Clear Sky - A startup Local News company looking to deliver news differently
The last two HackThePress Hackathons (2019 and 2020) were huge successes, you can read more about them here: https://hackthepress.org

For the third HTP Hackathon we’ll be back at Newspeak House on Feb 12-13th.
The core theme we’ll be exploring is enhancing local community, specifically::
- How can we build connections between members of a local community?
- How can we amplify voices within a local community?
- How can we surface information about a local community?

We will have a judging panel of 4 people from the tech and news industries who will select a winner in each of the three themes above.

For more information, see https://hackthepress.eventbrite.com

Slack workspace: https://bit.ly/HTPSlack

What is a "Hackathon"?

If you're new to Hackathons, take a look at this: https://hackathon.guide/

Who can come?

Everyone is welcome, as long as they follow our code-of-conduct and have signed up on Eventbrite.
Beginners are welcome! Attendees have a huge range of skill-sets, so you'll have no problem finding someone to learn from.


We have experts from three different fields (developers, journalists, researchers) to help you improve and build your ideas.

Location & Agenda

We will be hosted by Newspeak House in London from 12-13th Feb 2022.
Doors will be open from 0900 for a 0930 start on Saturday.

Code of Conduct

For the detailed code of conduct: https://hackcodeofconduct.org/
TL;DR: Be nice


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Past events (8)

🍻 HackThePress Social #2

BrewDog Shoreditch

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