Lab Reports

How to succeed in pitching by trying really really hard

Jul 17 2014

Make your audience love your product right away, and other lessons I’ve learned from pitching my ideas to an audience.

What it’s like to collect user data, a poem

Jul 14 2014

I smile and ask
“Would you use our product?”
So far today really has sucked.

Open letter to the North Carolina General Assembly: Make government more transparent

Jul 10 2014

We discovered it takes a surprising amount of effort to obtain recordings of open, public meetings of our elected officials.

How to get a good idea: Throw away a bunch of bad ones

Jun 27 2014

We’ve had four different ideas in six months, and my team is ready for a win.

What the scientific method taught me about user research

Jun 27 2014

Start by developing a hypothesis.

How to gain user responses with a puppy

Jun 20 2014

No one would talk to us – until we introduced our secret weapon.

Three entrepreneurship truths I learned in my first week at Reese

May 31 2014

It was a week of brain-expansion.

How to get one good idea: Start with 1,000

May 30 2014

Brainstorming the Reese News Lab way.

It’s time to take responsibility for solving the media’s problems

May 23 2014

Though I’d love to just report and hope that someone else sorts out the media industry’s number problems, I can’t.

Behind the scenes: Capitol Hound launch

May 21 2014

What it’s like to take a service from theory to real-life, paying customers.