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


Get in touch with [email protected]