Obituaries already exist as a formal way for people to remember and memorialize their loved ones. Re(collection) provides a platform for people to upload photos, videos, audio, and written stories to help memorialize more informal moments and memories with loved ones.
A collaboration-driven platform with cloud-based storage to compile the pieces and makings of a story, a working draft of the story, messages between contributors and timestamps or deadlines for moving forward. We combine the messaging services of Slack or Skype for Business with the document sharing services of Google Drive or One Drive and add an element of record-keeping crucial to any long-term project.
SweetSpot maps capacities at various locations specifically targeted toward college students to maximize efficiency and comfort. The app also incentivizes activity by providing rewards for users.
Summit is an anonymous, localized, photo-based social network. Through peer-rated videos and pictures, users can see the most interesting things going on around them. When users post photos, they can watch their post climb to the top of the feed, accumulating points as others vote on it. The network leverages advanced image recognition to provide behavioral targeted advertising.
VuRu News provides a new 3D platform where local news stations can broadcast their virtual reality content. Broadcast stations are creating virtual reality videos every day. There are also a lot of people who want to engage in the VR space in a fully immersive way. VuRu News bridges the gap between the broadcaster and the consumer.
LegalStat generates statistical reports of aggregated court data for individuals who accused of legal offenses and for lawyers who want to save time searching for court data.
This fall, a team of students worked to make Capitol Hound a better product for both journalists and lobbyists. The team designed new features, including bill tracking and bill summaries, in order to create a more comprehensive tool.
Life is filled with fleeting moments. This customized book captures them for you.
A newsletter for local politicians that lets them know what their constituents really think.
This tool offers a world of information about study abroad programs, helping study abroad officers do their jobs more efficiently.
This app brings people to restaurants by offering discounts. In order to obtain these discounts, users must agree to stay off their electronic devices for the duration of their meal. Unplugged also provides a means for restaurants to expand their dining base and attract new visitors by advertising themselves as participants in a social experiment.
The StudenTrak wristband is a real-time connected GPS tracking device, created
specifically for school-aged children. StudenTrak enables teachers/parents/chaperones on school field trips to know the whereabouts of their students at any moment, directly on their mobile device via the StudenTrak app.
A weekly newsletter service that delivers uniquely customized local news right to you.
A a cell phone case that carries pepper spray, plus an app that records and sends information to authorities and friends during an emergency.
A culturally-specific and interactive compliance training service that provides exclusive employee feedback regarding the ethical status of the company.
America Media Corps is a postgraduate journalism fellowship that enables the graduates to expand their portfolio while improving community journalism in the United States.
TourSync is an interactive smartphone app that serves to replace clunky, traditional museum audio devices. Developed by Steven King of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, TourSync feeds background content about nearby exhibits directly to your phone as you walk right passed them, providing a convenient and intimate way for users to take control of their self-guided tour experience. With just a ping to your phone and swipe of your finger, you’ll be on your way to learning more about your favorite museums at a pace that’s right for you.
Teacher Talk is an online system that allows educators to communicate information about their students from year to year. With this information, teachers can create lesson plans and organize their classroom to meet the individual needs of the students.
We are an online database of job postings, internships, and advice for the UNC community. Our purpose is to foster relations between UNC alumni and current students.
Stuff Share brings together the supply and demand for everyday items by allowing people to share items they have, but aren’t using, with others who need items they don’t have, but would use. Stuff Share provides an interface through which owners and renters can communicate effectively and professionally, without having to personally organize the transaction themselves.
A way to engage kids with food. Kids Table educates and trains kids how to make their own food.
LegalStats offers automated statistical reports on the likelihood of getting out of your legal offense. It aggregates over 13 million cases from the North Carolina court system to come up with an expected outcome that is personalized for user.
Kindsite is an interactive platform that enables local nonprofits in North Carolina to communicate their most vital needs to the community.
Powering a Nation will shed light on energy use in the Southeast and the implications it has for society by presenting stories through visually attractive media.
A site that generates a searchable database and local dialogue on North Carolina judges. YouJudge presents comprehensive and responsive transparency to the judicial system.
A multiplayer online game that allows users to assume the role of local politicians and gain power through strategic play against other real users. Players pass bills, make backroom deals, gain political capital points and advance to the top. Capital Quest is based on current events in the North Carolina General Assembly.
A digital, opinion-based magazine that changes the way readers access intelligent and interesting commentary on trending issues. It pits insightful and witty contributors against one another to cover sports, entertainment, politics, business, lifestyle and pop-culture.
A consulting company that connects alumni of the award-winning “Powering a Nation” to companies that need high quality media products. It produces short promotional films and interactives from an environmental perspective.
A system that enables people to place no-risk bets on the weather. Bets will focus on observable and quantifiable weather and its results, such as temperature, precipitation and school cancellations.
A smartphone application that seeks to optimize the forecast through hyper-local, crowdsourced weather reports. Users generate the content by responding to notification prompts with the weather in their area.
Organizations in the media industry face a common problem: finding reliable and inexpensive freelance help. Through EmployEd, media organizations and other companies who depend on their web presence can connect to university students for their graphic design, web development, photography and video needs.
The Forum is a subscription-based publication designed to connect inmates to each other and to their families. The Forum provides important news stories, guiding questions, vocabulary definitions, inmate-submitted work, news from home, and puzzles.
The world is getting smaller, but many of today’s students still lack global awareness. Greetings From is an international, kid-centric postcard service that, unlike traditional news sources, is written by children from around the world. The content is collected by NGOs and delivered digitally to subscribers both in and out of the classroom.
Newsperks is an alternative business model for media companies. It changes the way that advertisers pay for ad space and gives users a new reason to subscribe. This model serves as a solution to meager online advertising rates.
Synapse Magazine is a student-run magazine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, investigated in the UNC J-school’s fall course, News Lab. The magazine was founded to fill the void of thoughtful enterprise and investigative journalism in our community. It is currently available for download for iPad and Kindle.
Capitol Hound is a searchable audio index and alert system for N.C. General Assembly sessions and committee meetings. Using audio indexing software, Capitol Hound makes hours of audio from the General Assembly searchable by keyword, in the same fashion as any search engine.
NewsLing offers the Spanish-speaking community a better understanding of local news. We provide a mobile platform and human translators to news broadcasters so that they can make Spanish-language audio translations of news broadcasts available.
Published by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill, this pioneering e-book offers tips for journalists on adapting their work to the new generation of mobile news consumers. The e-book is based on lessons learned from producing a mobile-optimized news site, WhichWayNC.
STEMwire created conversation about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education that called the audience to action and involved the user in digitally reported stories.
WhichWayNC was a mobile-optimized news site about political issues important to North Carolina residents. The mobile site explored North Carolina’s political culture, which has been in constant flux. More than covering horse-race politics, the project delved into how the state’s changing policies and practices were playing out in the community.
reesenews.org was a hyperlocal news site that offered breaking news, sports coverage and features about Chapel Hill and the University. At reesenews.org, visitors found articles, photos, mini-documentaries and graphics from student staffers, as well as content produced as part of the School of Journalism curriculum. The site pushed the boundaries of journalism by harnessing the tools available only online, such as interactive graphics and social media.