Pitch Day | Spring 2014

Pitch Day Spring 2014

Dr. Tom Linden, professor at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, asks questions following a presentation at Pitch Day on August, 6, 2013.

Dr. Tom Linden, professor at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, asks questions following a presentation at Reese News Lab Pitch Day on August, 6, 2013.

April 11, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
N.C. Halls of Fame, Carroll Hall
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Can’t make it? Stream it live at 3:30 p.m. EST on April 11

Please join the Reese News Lab as our students present prototypes, test results, business strategies and recommendations for six potential news products.

Not sure what Pitch Day will be like? Learn more about our event on Dec. 3, 2013.

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A site that generates a searchable database and local dialogue on North Carolina judges. YouJudge presents comprehensive and responsive transparency to the judicial system.

Capitol Quest
A multiplayer online game that allows users to assume the role of local politicians and gain power through strategic play against other real users. Players pass bills, make backroom deals, gain political capital points and advance to the top. Capital Quest is based on current events in the North Carolina General Assembly.

The Gamut
A digital, opinion-based magazine that changes the way readers access intelligent and interesting commentary on trending issues. It pits insightful and witty contributors against one another to cover sports, entertainment, politics, business, lifestyle and pop-culture.

Digital Forest
A consulting company that connects alumni of the award-winning “Powering a Nation” to companies that need high quality media products. It produces short promotional films and interactives from an environmental perspective.

A system that enables people to place no-risk bets on the weather. Bets will focus on observable and quantifiable weather and its results, such as temperature, precipitation and school cancellations.

A smartphone application that seeks to optimize the forecast through hyper-local, crowdsourced weather reports. Users generate the content by responding to notification prompts with the weather in their area.


Getting here

Several parking options are available on or near Franklin Street. Campus parking is available in the Morehead Lot or at the Ram’s Head parking deck for $1.50 per hour. The Morehead Lot is often filled by 9 a.m. Visitors using this lot should allow an additional 15-20 minutes for parking. Reservations can be made for the Morehead Lot using the online Visitor Lot Reservation Request form at least 72 hours in advance. Visitor spaces also are available at various locations on Rosemary Street. These lots have hourly and daily rates. The Carolina Inn, located near Carroll Hall, also offers hourly parking. For more information, contact the Inn at 800.962.8519.

For help with directions and parking, call the school’s main office at 919.962.1204.

View a map with driving directions and parking and lodging options.