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The Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media is proud to host original article series, reports from faculty and researchers, and events promoting collaboration among researchers, journalists and universities. Browse our library of articles, videos, interviews, announcements, upcoming events and more.

Media Innovation Workshop

By Craig Anderson | May 17, 2016

In May, the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media hosted the Media Innovation Workshop. Over the course of two intensive days, 20 select participants from a variety of media organizations gathered in Chapel Hill to learn and practice the fundamentals of human-centered design.

Building a 360 Video live streaming system

By Steven King | February 26, 2016

The reason we were able to watch Neil Armstrong take “one small step for man” is because of an unknown NASA hero, Stan Lebar, who had one very important job — develop a camera and transmission system that could capture video and audio…

It’s Official, the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media formed!

By Craig Anderson | September 8, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will open a new research center to explore new models for community news and support the testing and development of innovative digital media products for local news sites.