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TechRaking Toronto: Weathering The News

May 20, 2015


TWG is teaming up with The Center for Investigative Reporting and the News Lab at Google for an international event series dedicated to connecting journalists with technologists and designers. Find out more about the partnership here.

Launched by CIR in 2012, the TechRaking series has emphasized collaboration, inspiration and results. The goal of TechRaking is to develop transformative ideas and solutions to important challenges that communities face around the world, including ones that specifically affect  journalists in reporting news and information.

Designed for journalists, broadcasters, digital designers and technologists, TechRaking: Weathering the News will explore the unique challenges and stories of Canada’s Arctic as it confronts climate change, shifting cultures, populations and industries, and the issues of open data and access to information as it applies to the region.

Over the course of the day you’ll hear from industry experts who’ve worked closely with Arctic issues to bring them to public awareness, and learn about new digital tools to enhance communication and visualization of these topics for your audiences.

Attendees will have a chance to “hack” a solution to a presented challenge focused on assisting community members, scientists, technologists and journalists as the planet prepares for a rapidly evolving ecosystem. Design and development support is provided by TWG.


About CIR
The Center for Investigative Reporting empowers the public through groundbreaking storytelling that sparks action, improves lives and protects our democracy. Reveal – the website, public radio program, podcast and social media platform – is where CIR publishes its multiplatform reporting. Devoted to holding powerful interests accountable to the public trust, CIR creatively employs cutting-edge technology and innovative storytelling to reveal injustice, spark change at all levels of society and influence public dialogue on critical issues. It produces high-impact reporting across print, video, TV, radio and online platforms and is the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, winner of a 2013 Emmy Award and a 2013 George Foster Peabody Award, and a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2012 (for local reporting) and 2013 (for public service). Learn more at Find and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About Google
Our mission at the News Lab at Google is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to build the future of media with Google. We’re excited to be working with CIR on this series of TechRaking events throughout 2015.

About TWG
We’re the team of digital product designers that helped bring WikiWash to life for TechRaking Toronto in 2014. Partnering with CIR for that event, we learned that we share a mission of supporting visionary teams to create remarkable products. We’re proud to be contributing design and development support for TechRaking events around the world in 2015. You can find out more about us at or by following us on Twitter: @twg.

Registration and More Information
Interested in joining us for TechRaking Berlin? Contact CIR’s director of events, Kristin Belden