The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is hosting a hackathon from May 31 to June 1, sign up by tomorrow to reserve your spot.

By Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, in partnership with the Public Media Platform and KQED, is inviting developers, journalists and innovative thinkers to come together to build tools that help journalists improve the quality of news and information in a social media world.

The activity will take place at RJI’s first hackathon the weekend of May 31-June 1 at KQED in San Francisco.

The event is sponsored by Google, with additional support from Wayin and Chute. Hack the Future of Journalism is also part of National Day of Civic Hacking.

Participants will work in teams over the course of 37 hours to develop ideas and create rough prototypes. The resulting projects will be evaluated by investors, hackathon partners and other leaders in the digital media and journalism industry. Winning teams will receive cash prizes.

The event also will include workshops on current trends and tools related to news and social media. Mentors and workshop leaders include representatives from Google, Wayin, Chute, Storify, the University of Missouri and American Public Media.

Complimentary lunch from multiple food trucks will be provided for participants on both days. Pizza will be served Saturday evening.

For more information or to request an invitation, please click here.

One-page event flyer to share with friends and colleagues.

The hackathon hashtag is #rjihacks

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, headquartered in University of Missouri, engages media professionals, scholars and other citizens in programs aimed at strengthening journalism in the service of democracy. RJI generates and tests new techniques and new thinking that promise to improve journalism.