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Lab staff honored in journalism school award ceremony

Apr 24 2013

The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication honored high-achieving students at an awards ceremony on April 22. Among the students recognized were 11 Reese News Lab staffers and alumni. The following current and former Reese News Lab students earned honors. O.J. “Skipper” Coffin Award to the Outstanding Graduating Senior in News-Editorial Journalism Alex Barinka […]

Lab publishes e-book on mobile journalism

Feb 25 2013

February 25, 2013 The Reese News Lab, an experimental news and research project at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has published a pioneering e-book called “News on the go: Field notes on storytelling for mobile devices.” The book, edited by the lab’s senior producer, Sara Peach, offers tips on how journalists can […]

Abbey wins Hearst feature writing competition

Nov 29 2012

November 29, 2012 Melissa Abbey, the news director for the Reese News Lab, won first place in the feature writing competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards. Abbey is a senior at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and will receive a $2,600 scholarship for the winning article. Abbey’s winning entry, From a cardboard […]

Reese News Lab launches STEM initiative with $50,000 grant

Sep 27 2012

September 27, 2012 The Reese News Lab, an experimental news and research project based out of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, today launched STEMwire.org, a website designed to advance the conversation about the need for more science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers in America. In April 2012, Carnegie Corporation of New York […]

Interactive map highlights N.C. political, demographic changes since 1972

Sep 17 2012

August 30, 2012 The Reese News Lab, an experimental news and research project based out of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has produced an interactive demographic map for WhichWayNC, a mobile-first news site that explores issues and politics in North Carolina. The map, which is broken down by county, includes […]

Reese News Lab students take three awards in AEJMC Best of the Web

Aug 28 2012

August 11, 2012 Three ReeseNews.org projects won three Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Best of the Web awards, announced during the 2012 AEJMC convention held in Chicago. Rebecca Seawell, Sam Ward, Kristen Long and Alena Oakes — 2011 UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication graduates — won first place in the team […]

Application tracks legislators, bills in N.C. General Assembly

Aug 28 2012

July 19, 2012 The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Reese News Lab has launched The Roll Call, a Web application that breaks down N.C. General Assembly voting results. It is part of the school’s WhichWayNC.com project that covers North Carolina as a political battleground and host of the Democratic National Convention. The Roll […]

Kasbe wins Hearst multimedia national championship

Aug 28 2012

June 15, 2012 Jon Kasbe, a rising senior at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, finished first in the multimedia individual national championship of the Hearst Journalism Awards. From June 4-7, 29 finalists – all winners from 14 monthly Hearst competitions – participated in the annual Hearst Championships in San Francisco where they […]

Students launch mobile site focused on politics

Aug 28 2012

June 7, 2012 CHAPEL HiLL, N.C. – The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Reese Felts Digital News Project launched the mobile-first website, WhichWayNC.com, on June 4. The site covers politics in North Carolina in a year in which the state has drawn national attention as a political battleground and the host of the […]

Reese News Lab wins $50,000 grant for STEM education initiative

Aug 28 2012

April 19, 2012 The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication received a grant to provide a digital news service that advances the national conversation around the need for more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers in America. Carnegie Corp. of New York awarded the school and its Reese News Lab (reesenews.org) $50,000 to […]