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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.

Annie Daniel

Daniel selected for ONA13 Student Newsroom

Jul 24 2013

Annie Daniel, a Reese News Lab intern from Matthews, N.C., was one of 20 students chosen to participate in the student newsroom for the Online News Association (ONA) conference Oct. 17-20 in Atlanta. Daniel¬†will help provide intensive coverage of the ONA13 conference.¬†She was chosen from more than 100 applications. For the fourth consecutive year, Google […]

Peach awarded grant to develop course on communicating about climate change

May 01 2013

May 1, 2013 Sara Peach, senior producer for the Reese News Lab, has won a $4,000 Curriculum Development Award from the UNC Center for Global Initiatives. Peach, who also teaches an environmental journalism course at the school, will use the award this summer to develop a summer 2014 course called “Telling the climate change story […]

Lab staff honored in journalism school award ceremony

Apr 24 2013

The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication honored high-achieving students at an awards ceremony on April 22. Among the students recognized were 11 Reese News Lab staffers and alumni. The following current and former Reese News Lab students earned honors. O.J. “Skipper” Coffin Award to the Outstanding Graduating Senior in News-Editorial Journalism Alex Barinka […]

Lab publishes e-book on mobile journalism

Feb 25 2013

February 25, 2013 The Reese News Lab, an experimental news and research project at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has published a pioneering e-book called “News on the go: Field notes on storytelling for mobile devices.” The book, edited by the lab’s senior producer, Sara Peach, offers tips on how journalists can […]

Abbey wins Hearst feature writing competition

Nov 29 2012

November 29, 2012 Melissa Abbey, the news director for the Reese News Lab, won first place in the feature writing competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards. Abbey is a senior at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and will receive a $2,600 scholarship for the winning article. Abbey’s winning entry, From a cardboard […]