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UNC Table Stakes partner leads news collaboration investigating N.C. sexual assault charges

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As the #MeToo movement amplifies dialogue about the prevalence and impunity of sexual assault throughout the nation, Carolina Public Press has led a collaborative effort among 10 other news organizations…

Modeling the future in 3D

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Assistant Professor Steven King and his team recently took part in an exciting endeavor, creating a 3D model of London’s Hope Gardens, a temporary housing development built from shipping containers, for Quartz’s 2050 Project.  The 2050…

UNC Media Hub examines N.C. news deserts

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UNC Media Hub recently featured Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Penny Abernathy’s research  in its story “Threat of ‘news deserts’ in North Carolina is changing the media landscape.”   The article…

CISLM holds fact-checking workshop

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A group of students convened on the third floor of Carroll Hall last week to learn the facts of fact-checking from some of the best in the industry.  “Fact-checking is…


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RT @Poynter: The statewide collaboration took more than six months and, by the end, included 11 news organizations in print, digital, TV an…
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Congrats to our #TableStakes members' @TheNCPress wins @CPublicPress: 7 awards, including FOI Award @EducationNC:…