Awards & Achievements

July 2015: Reese News Lab wins $150,000 Knight News Challenge on elections

May 2015: Legal Stats wins $5,000 Jason Norris Award in Entrepreneurship

March 2015: Legal Stats wins third place at Carolina Challenge

January 2015: Lab directors John Clark and Sara Peach win $50,000 C. Felix Harvey Award for Institutional Priorities for Capitol Hound

October 2014: Reese News Lab students win $3,500 grant for environmental reporting

June 2014: Reese News Lab and PBS Media Shift host first annual Journalism School Hackathon

April 2014: Reese News Lab wins $35,000 Knight Foundation prototype grant to launch Capitol Hound

August 2013: Second Place – AEJMC Best of the Web, Technological Innovation – The Roll Call by Tony Mantovani, Colleen McEnaney and Matt Hayes

August 2013: Third Place – AEJMC Best of the Web, Technological Innovation – N.C. Tax Calculator by Matt Hayes and Ashlyn Still

April 2013: Senior Producer Sara Peach was awarded a grant to develop a course on communicating about climate change

February 2013: The e-book, News On the Go, is published.

November 2012: First Place – Hearst Feature Writing – From a cardboard box to loving arms by Melissa Abbey

September 2012: STEMwire launched

August 2012: First Place – AEJMC Best of the Web, Team Innovation – The struggle for a neighborhood by Rebecca Seawell, Sam Ward, Kristen Long, Alena Oakes

August 2012: Third Place – AEJMC Best of the Web, Individual Innovation – What’s on your plate at the dining hall? by Kelly Wollman

August 2012: Third Place – AEJMC Best of the Web, Team Innovation – Carrier Classic interactive scoreboard by Andrew Dye, Kelly Wollman, Kat Styons

July 2012: The Roll Call launched

June 2012: Winner – Hearst National Multimedia Championship – Jon Kasbe

June 2012: WhichWayNC launched

April 2012:  $50,000 grant awarded for STEM education initiative

January 2012: First Place – Hearst Multimedia – Make a noise if you can hear me by Jon Kasbe

May 2011: 2010 SPJ National Mark of Excellence – First Place: Online Sports Reporting – NCAA Probe: Staying in Bounds by Pressley Baird, Kristen Long, Seth Wright

April 2011: 2010 SPJ Region 2 Mark of Excellence – First Place: In-Depth Reporting – The Hillside Journey by Shane Ryan

November 2010:  reesenews.org launched