In changing media landscape, UNC journalism students develop tools for tomorrow

Students at UNC Chapel Hill are developing new ways for journalists to tell stories in an industry where newsrooms are shrinking and information is abundant. They must become entrepreneurs in order to succeed, says their professor Kate Sheppard.

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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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