What is Build The News

Build The News is a chance for web developers to team up with student journalists to compete with others in order to produce the best digital journalism project.

We ran the first event in February 2014 in East London, with teams of 3 to 5 from universities around the UK.

Each team contained at least one web developer who is proficient in using HTML, CSS and Javascript, or server-side frameworks such as Python, PHP, Java etc.

The aim is to see how student journalists and developers can work together to create innovative forms of storytelling, with a choice of topic and prizes awarded for the best in each category.

Throughout the two day event, teams will benefit from the expertise of Times, Sunday Times and Sun staff, as well as companies (to be announced) with interesting APIs and tool kits to give feedback and assistance with your projects.

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