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Executive Summary: “The Rise Of A New Media Baron…”

Oct 16, 2016
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(NOTE: The text below is an excerpt from “The Rise Of A New Media Baron And The Emerging Threat Of News Deserts,” released Oct 17, 2016. The report — including this summary — was written by Penelope Muse Abernathy and published…

Wesley Hitson, Media Innovation Fellow, helps local media’s “data problem”

Oct 10, 2016
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The Media Innovation Fellows program at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism places recent graduates at local media companies in North Carolina to help them embrace new technologies and respond to changing consumer needs. The Reese News Lab, managed…

Give a Mouse a Cookie: A Milestone Investment Model for Local Media

Oct 6, 2016
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A unique look at a proven model for publishers and GMs to successfully fund Innovation from within media companies.

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Announcement: Interim Director of Reese Innovation Lab 

Jul 26, 2016
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Steven King to serve as the interim director of the Reese News Lab, which will continue to focus on creating viable media products, using human-centered design concepts and working with local media partners.

VR Experiments: A little sunburn won’t kill you

Jul 19, 2016
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Journalist and storytellers at every level, especially local and regional publishers, need to be experimenting, practicing and advancing narrative stories and experiences in Virtual Reality. It is acceptable to make mistakes in an effort to advance storytelling in Virtual Reality.

Media Innovation Workshop

May 17, 2016
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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

Feb 26, 2016
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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!

Sep 8, 2015
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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.