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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Productizing the Data Reporting Process

Great reporting is a huge waste of time. At least that’s the way it looks from a manufacturing standpoint. When we see great reporting — the kind that wins Pulitzer Prizes and awards from the nonproft Investigative Reporters & Editors — the product we’re delivered is just the tip of […]

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