Publishers are making the transition to the digital age and we’re working in France to make this happen to benefit readers. On November 28 and 29th, we’re supporting a workshop titled "Journalistic Tools for News Photos" with key French newspapers. Le Nouvel Observateur is hosting. The Global Editors Network, a non-profit media association that promotes innovation in journalism, is producing the content.

Representatives from Le Nouvel Observateur, Libération, Le Parisien/ASK Media, France 24, Play Bac/Mon Quotidien, OWNI and Citizenside, are entering teams. During the workshop, the teams will be challenged to incorporate digital photography, animated GIF, slideshows, pictures, 3D, and augmented reality into their news coverage. Three masterclasses will be offered. Christian Witt, Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google TV, will speak about the opportunities around connected TVs and Google TV.

On the evening of November 29, the teams will present their final projects. Google’s consultant for editorial innovation Daniel Sieberg , Emmy-nominated and award-winning science and technology TV correspondent and author, will give a keynote speech about the future of journalism. A jury of experts will select the best project, and the team will be invited to the Editors' Lab final stage – the International News Hackathon during the 2013 GEN News Summit in June 2013 at the Paris City Hall. Last year’s event attracted several hundred entires from around the world.

This workshop represents only the latest initiative to partner with the French press. Over the past year, we have worked with Le Monde to bring Tunisian journalists into their newsroom. We worked with Liberation on their Forum de Lyon. And we have sponsored digital news awards for students studying at Institut de Science Politique’s Journalism School.

For more information regarding the Editors’ Lab - Paris, contact GEN Deputy Director Antoine Laurent or Le Nouvel Observateur Online Editor Aurelien Viers.