Life after the Lab: Journalism jobs and other alumni careers

Mar 24 2017

At Reese News Lab, we like to ask: “What’s next?” So recently, we started wondering–what’s next for our interns after they come through the Lab? To satisfy our curiosity, we asked some of our alumni about their experiences after their internships. We were excited to discover that our interns are now spread all over the world. They’re developing news apps […]

Spring break for the student entrepreneur

Mar 08 2017

Spring break is right around the corner, but as you may know, there’s never really 100% free time for those of us in the startup grind. That’s extra true for student entrepreneurs–trying to run a business between classes can feel like trying to outrun a bear. That makes spring break the perfect time to catch […]

Chatbots and Pitches at the J-School Hackathon

Mar 03 2017

After spending the weekend in Reno at the J-School Hackathon, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel that is a semester in the Reese News Lab.

A day in Chatham County: Designing products for news desert residents

Feb 01 2017

As I wrote in our recap, Reese News Lab interns are working to create sustainable media products for Chatham County this semester in partnership with UNC’s new Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media. To get started, we went on a field trip to Chatham County last Friday, led by Paul Cuadros, a professor […]

Week One at Reese News Lab

Jan 22 2017

Snow and ice delayed the start of the semester at Reese News Lab, but we managed to kick off orientation on Friday the 13th. It could have been a bad omen, but I think we’re off to a pretty good start. Our semester kicked off with our new executive director, Ryan Thornburg, and some words of […]

Kinethics team: Hrisanthi Kroi, Abby Reimer, Hannah Wang and Pooja Kodavanti.

Lessons from a Reese News Lab startup

Jan 19 2017

One question we often hear from visitors at the Reese News Lab is: “What happens to the projects after the end of the semester?”

Lessons from Campaign Hound

Nov 15 2016

What we’ve learned from eleven months of Campaign Hound and why we’re moving on to new things.

Why political journalism matters

Jan 19 2016

… and how a new Reese News Lab project is helping journalists do it better.

Things to remember when conducting target market research

Mar 10 2015

Lessons I learned from the second annual Journalism School Hackathon.

Looking at the money

Nov 14 2014

How I got over a phobia of big numbers and high costs.