The Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media exists to support established and emerging local news organizations through applied research on economic sustainability and entrepreneurship as well as innovative news and digital product solutions.


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Table Stakes success stories

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As the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media (CISLM) gears up for a third cohort of the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative, a selection of past participants…

Reese News Lab Adventure Squad app in the news

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UNC’s University Communications recently ran a story about UNC School of Media and Journalism Assistant Professor Steven King‘s “Adventure Squad” app, an augmented reality video game that keeps hospitalized pediatric patients…

Reese News Lab initiative brings audience-driven news to Chatham County

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How do you know what your audience wants? You ask them. Online, at community meetings or in the middle of a farmers’ market with a clipboard in your hand—that’s where…

Need a Digital Strategy?

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Revolutionary new technologies are compelling news organizations to recreate their business models or be left in history’s wake. The Strategic Digital Media Entrepreneur by Knight Chairs Penny Abernathy and JoAnn Sciarrino is packed with practical insights and guidance on all aspects of the business of media. Click here to explore case studies, videos, and essays by media leaders that will help you develop your own digital strategy. New material added weekly.


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RT @knightfdn: Deadline approaching: The first @GoogleNewsInit Innovation Challenge in North America is all about #localnews. If your news…