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DRI Partners HuJo win BBC #newsHACK II award

Congratulations to our partners at the Digital Journalism and Humanities Group (HuJo) at Insight @ NUIG for winning the "Connecting the News" category prize at the second BBC News Hackathon. Over two intense days, the team developed a Chrome extension called Hash2News, which allows users to find relevant news stories behind Twitter hashtags. DRI partners with members of HuJo on several funded collaborative projects, including the Social Repository of Ireland (SFI technical feasibility study) and the DRI-INSIGHT RTE project (see Projects page). A blog post on the hackathon and HuJo's winning innovation is available on the HuJo website, and you can follow the social media conversation on Twitter at #newsHACK.