Summer 2015– In progress
Improving transparency in the NC Trial court system.
A debate game for middle and high schoolers that improves public discourse.
Virtual tours that overlaying day-in-the-life videos with data.
A culturally-specific and interactive compliance training service that provides exclusive employee feedback regarding the ethical status of the company.
America Media Corps is a postgraduate journalism fellowship that enables the graduates to expand their portfolio while improving community journalism in the United States.
TourSync is an interactive smartphone app that serves to replace clunky, traditional museum audio devices. Developed by Steven King of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, TourSync feeds background content about nearby exhibits directly to your phone as you walk right passed them, providing a convenient and intimate way for users to take control of their self-guided tour experience. With just a ping to your phone and swipe of your finger, you’ll be on your way to learning more about your favorite museums at a pace that’s right for you.
Teacher Talk is an online system that allows educators to communicate information about their students from year to year. With this information, teachers can create lesson plans and organize their classroom to meet the individual needs of the students.
We are an online database of job postings, internships, and advice for the UNC community. Our purpose is to foster relations between UNC alumni and current students.
Stuff Share brings together the supply and demand for everyday items by allowing people to share items they have, but aren’t using, with others who need items they don’t have, but would use. Stuff Share provides an interface through which owners and renters can communicate effectively and professionally, without having to personally organize the transaction themselves.
A way to engage kids with food. Kids Table educates and trains kids how to make their own food.
LegalStats offers automated statistical reports on the likelihood of getting out of your legal offense. It aggregates over 13 million cases from the North Carolina court system to come up with an expected outcome that is personalized for user.
Kindsite is an interactive platform that enables local nonprofits in North Carolina to communicate their most vital needs to the community.
Powering a Nation will shed light on energy use in the Southeast and the implications it has for society by presenting stories through visually attractive media.
A site that generates a searchable database and local dialogue on North Carolina judges. YouJudge presents comprehensive and responsive transparency to the judicial system.
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.
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.
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.
Organizations in the media industry face a common problem: finding reliable and inexpensive freelance help. Through EmployEd, media organizations and other companies who depend on their web presence can connect to university students for their graphic design, web development, photography and video needs.
The Forum is a subscription-based publication designed to connect inmates to each other and to their families. The Forum provides important news stories, guiding questions, vocabulary definitions, inmate-submitted work, news from home, and puzzles.
The world is getting smaller, but many of today’s students still lack global awareness. Greetings From is an international, kid-centric postcard service that, unlike traditional news sources, is written by children from around the world. The content is collected by NGOs and delivered digitally to subscribers both in and out of the classroom.
Newsperks is an alternative business model for media companies. It changes the way that advertisers pay for ad space and gives users a new reason to subscribe. This model serves as a solution to meager online advertising rates.
Synapse Magazine is a student-run magazine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, investigated in the UNC J-school’s fall course, News Lab. The magazine was founded to fill the void of thoughtful enterprise and investigative journalism in our community. It is currently available for download for iPad and Kindle.
Capitol Hound is a searchable audio index and alert system for N.C. General Assembly sessions and committee meetings. Using audio indexing software, Capitol Hound makes hours of audio from the General Assembly searchable by keyword, in the same fashion as any search engine.
NewsLing offers the Spanish-speaking community a better understanding of local news. We provide a mobile platform and human translators to news broadcasters so that they can make Spanish-language audio translations of news broadcasts available.
Published by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill, this pioneering e-book offers tips for journalists on adapting their work to the new generation of mobile news consumers. The e-book is based on lessons learned from producing a mobile-optimized news site, WhichWayNC.
STEMwire created conversation about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education that called the audience to action and involved the user in digitally reported stories.
WhichWayNC was a mobile-optimized news site about political issues important to North Carolina residents. The mobile site explored North Carolina’s political culture, which has been in constant flux. More than covering horse-race politics, the project delved into how the state’s changing policies and practices were playing out in the community.
reesenews.org was a hyperlocal news site that offered breaking news, sports coverage and features about Chapel Hill and the University. At reesenews.org, visitors found articles, photos, mini-documentaries and graphics from student staffers, as well as content produced as part of the School of Journalism curriculum. The site pushed the boundaries of journalism by harnessing the tools available only online, such as interactive graphics and social media.