Reese News Lab students win $3,500 grant for environmental reporting
Oct 02 2014
The grant will cover travel expenses for students traveling in the Southeast to tell stories about energy.
Reese News Lab students pitch media products at the American Underground
Aug 05 2014
Eight students from Reese News Lab’s summer program pitched two products, Legal Stats and Kindsite, at the American Underground, the heart of startups in the Triangle.
Kroi selected for ONA14 Student Newsroom
Jul 01 2014
Reese News Lab’s Hrisanthi Kroi was one of 20 students chosen to participate in the student newsroom for the Online News Association conference.
10 universities tackle media problems at first Journalism School Hackathon
Jun 03 2014
Reese News Lab and PBS Media Shift hosted the inaugural Journalism School Hackathon at the University of North Carolina on the weekend of May 31 – June 1.
Students present six potential new media products
Apr 14 2014
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–On the afternoon of Friday April 11, the Freedom Forum Conference Center of the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication buzzed with nervous energy as Pitch Day for the Reese News Lab kicked off. Six teams were ready to share the media ideas they tested over the semester. The […]
Capitol Hound service increases transparency in the North Carolina General Assembly
Mar 21 2014
CHAPEL HILL (March 20, 2014) – Reese News Lab at UNC is now offering subscriptions to Capitol Hound, a searchable archive and alert system for North Carolina General Assembly sessions and committee meetings. The pilot version of the product will be available for the upcoming short session of the North Carolina General Assembly, which begins […]
Reese News Lab students pitch ideas for sustainable news products
Dec 17 2013
Feasibility, desirability and viability were the key components considered by students of the UNC-Chapel Hill Reese News Lab as they developed new media products over the course of the fall semester. Ranging from an educational tool for classrooms to a niche journalistic publication, the students pitched their ideas to a room including media professionals, faculty […]
Reese News Lab projects take two awards in AEJMC Best of the Web
Aug 16 2013
August 8, 2013 Two Reese News Lab projects won Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Best of the Web awards, announced during the 2013 AEJMC convention held in Washington, D.C. Tony Mantovani, a 2012 UNC computer science graduate, Matt Hayes, a 2013 UNC journalism and information science graduate, and Colleen McEnaney, a […]
Students pitch business ideas with big impact
Aug 13 2013
Reese News Lab student teams proposed an idea for a news product that would increase government transparency, and another that would make news broadcasts accessible to Spanish-speaking audiences.