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New Our Chatham/ Chatham News + Record podcast will focus on adolescent mental health

The Chatham News + Record and Our Chatham—the Reese Innovation Lab  student-staffed news initiative—have joined forces on a podcast venture called The Chatcast, which will explore newsworthy Chatham County topics over a season of episodes. The first season, “The Age…

Ida B. Wells Society and UNC Hussman launch partnership with inaugural event

The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media hosted a remarkable event Saturday, Nov. 16, launching its partnership with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. The program featured the society’s co-founders Nikole Hannah-Jones ’03 (M.A.), domestic correspondent at The New York…

CISLM (virtually) welcomes back third Table Stakes cohort

As the UNC Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media gears up for the Aug. 25-26 virtual meeting of the third cohort of the UNC-Knight Foundation Newsroom Initiative, take a look back at this piece in which participating media…

Nikole Hannah-Jones ’03 (M.A.) receives UNC’s prestigious Distinguished Alumna Award

At this year’s University Day celebration on Oct. 12, 2019, Carolina presented UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media master’s alumna and former Park Fellow Nikole Hannah-Jones ’03 (M.A.) with one of its 2019 Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards, which honors…

Our Chatham to take part in event on hunger with Carolina Public Press Oct. 25

Our Chatham, the student-staffed Reese News Lab news service that delivers news to Chatham County, North Carolina, via a website and newsletter, uses audience-driven reporting as one way to reach readers. Events are another. On Oct. 25, 2019, Our Chatham…

UNC journalism school gets new name after largest gift ever

The Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media has been housed in the school since 2015. Formerly the UNC School of Media and Journalism, the institution underwent a name change after the largest gift ever in its history since…

County residents find community-building value in Our Chatham event

When Karen Howard’s family moved back to their native Bahamas during her childhood, her parents made a point of reading the local newspaper with their children. Now, as an adult, Howard knows that strong local news sources will help Chatham…

Emerging Technologies Lab part of team behind Time magazine AR app documenting loss of Amazon Rain Forest

The Emerging Technologies Lab at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media recently lent their talents to a Time Magazine app that lets viewers see inside the heart of the Amazon Rain forest, which is vanishing at a rapid…

Our Chatham holds Sept. 11 community conversation

Our Chatham was recently in the news thanks to a community conservation the student-staffed Reese Innovation Lab news venture held on poverty’s effect on education in Chatham County Sept. 11. Both the Chatham News + Record, which co-hosted the event, as…

Penny Abernathy named as 2019 Welles Memorial Prize winner for News Deserts research

The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business at the Columbia Journalism School today awarded Penny Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina, the 2019 Christopher J. Welles Memorial Prize, for her unparalleled…

Our Chatham community conversation set for Sept. 11 in Siler City

Our Chatham, the student-staffed Reese Innovation Lab news service that delivers news to Chatham County, North Carolina, via a website and newsletter, uses audience-driven reporting as one way to reach readers. Events are another. On Sept. 11, Our Chatham will host…

King to help find (hidden) stars of science with Morehead Planetarium

Steven King, chief innovation officer for the Reese Innovation Lab, will lend his virtual reality expertise to a five-year $2.86 million grant project recently awarded to Morehead Planetarium & Science Center by the National Science Foundation. The Morehead Planetarium project,…