In ‘OurChatham,’ design thinking meets engaged journalism

Reese News Lab has long been known as a place where media students learn how to apply design thinking to the challenge of developing new products that are desirable, sustainable and feasible. For the last three years, with funding from the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, the […]

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Spring 2018 Student Pitch Day

UNC School of Media and Journalism students had a taste of working in a start-up accelerator during the semester in Teaching Associate Professor Kate Sheppard‘s “MEJO 463: Creating Tomorrow’s Products.” The entrepreneurial course culminated in “Pitch Day” on April 20 when the student teams pitched their digital product ideas to […]

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#ReesePitch: Fall 2017

Four teams from “MEJO 463: News Lab: Creating Tomorrow’s News Products,” presented their new media startup ideas to a panel of judges on Friday. The class was taught by Jeremy Gockel, who is the Director of Team Development and Intrapreneurship at McClatchy. You can read the team’s pitches on the Reese […]

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Announcing first Reese News Lab Fellow, Melody Kramer

The UNC School of Media and Journalism and Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media welcome Melody Kramer to theCarolina Data Desk team. She is the first Reese News Lab Fellow helping local media outlets embrace and utilize data to create sustainable business models. Kramer currently leads audience growth and development for the Wikimedia […]

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