The Global Editors Network (GEN) is an international association of over 6,000 editors-in-chief and media executives with the mission of fostering digital innovation in newsrooms all over the world. GEN has three main programmes: Editors Lab, the Data Journalism Awards, Startups for News, as well as the European Media Literacy Toolkit for Newsrooms. The organisation’s flagship event, the GEN Summit, gathers over 800 participants from 70 countries.
We are driven by a journalistic imperative and a common goal: Content and Engagement First. To that end, we support all kinds of organisations and media outlets, to define a vision for the future of journalism and enhance its quality through innovation and cooperation. Freedom of information and independence of the news media are, and will remain, the main credo of the Global Editors Network and we will back all efforts to enhance press freedom worldwide.