Blog Posts (page 5)

Competing in a networked world: How newsrooms are joining forces

Through formal partnerships news organizations can produce in-depth, investigative and analytical pieces that they would not have been able to do on their own. These two case studies explore two different journalistic collaborations between very different news organizations. In the…

Strategic Digital Media Entrepreneur

Revolutionary new technologies are compelling news organizations to recreate their business models or be left in history’s wake. The Strategic Digital Media Entrepreneur is packed with practical insights and guidance on all aspects of the business of media. Explore case…

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

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 Alexis Allston stood last summer in Chatham County, as she…

Newsmaker Spotlight: The life (and death) of the Chapel Hill Times

What happens when a town loses its newspaper? Staff writer Nicole McNeill traces the rise and fall of The Chapel Hill News, which served the community surrounding the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for nearly 100 years. The…

Welcome our 2019 Media Innovation Fellows

The Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media would like to welcome Reese Innovation Lab’s Media Innovation Fellows for summer 2019. The fellows will work on projects ranging from augmented and…

EdNC’s award-winning N.C. community college coverage inspired by UNC Table Stakes initiative

For EducationNC, taking part in the second cohort of the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative proved a fruitful path, pivoting the digital organization’s thinking about audience engagement and leading to an award-winning, week-long road trip to all of North Carolina’s 58…

Steven King wins UNC’s C. Felix Harvey Award for pediatric patient AR video game

UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Assistant Professor Steven King has been awarded the University’s prestigious C. Felix Harvey award for his work on “Adventure Squad,” an augmented reality video game that keeps hospitalized pediatric patients mobile and empowered, all while turning them…

CISLM staff members add talents to Quartz’s 2050 Project

Steven King, assistant professor with the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, based in the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, developed 3D modeling of a well-known Raleigh building for Quartz’s 2050 Project. King, who teaches interactive and multimedia…

Modeling the future in 3D

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 Project is an exploration of creative solutions to the challenges…

CISLM holds fact-checking workshop

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 its own unique art form,” said Associate Professor Ryan Thornburg,…

UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative cohort meets

Ten media organizations representing the spectrum of the industry took part in a Jan. 22-23 UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative gathering at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, focusing on how to innovate, sustain and succeed in…

A Fourth Generation Journalist Continues the Family Tradition

Margaret High grew up in the newsroom of the Pulitzer Prize-winning News Reporter in Whiteville, North Carolina. She’s the fourth generation in a newspaper family. Her great-grandfather, grandfather and father have all had a hand in leading the paper that…