About Idea Lab

Launched in 2007, Idea Lab is a group blog by innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs who are reinventing media in the digital age. Initially the blog was set up exclusively for authors who won a grant in the Knight News Challenge. Now it includes News Challenge grantees, along with other entrepreneurs, project leaders and thinkers at places such as Journovation Central at Syracuse, the Northwestern University Knight Lab, Reese News Lab, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford and the MIT Center for Civic Media.

The authors will use Idea Lab to explain their projects, share intelligence and interact with the community online and at MediaShift events. If you’re interested in joining them, please contact us at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

Idea Lab is produced by MediaShift. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation provided a grant to MediaShift to produce Idea Lab and to upgrade MediaShift with multimedia elements.


Mark Glaser: Executive Editor

Courtney Lowery Cowgill: Managing Editor

Meg Dalton: Idea Lab Editor

Scott Raynovich: Sponsorship Manager

Katy Culver: Education Curator

Julie Keck: Social Media and Newsletter Editor

Erek Alper: Technical Support

Sonia Paul: Editorial Assistant

Jefferson Yen: Podcast Managing Producer

Meagan Doll: Editorial Intern

Design for MediaShift by Mule Design Studio and Vega Project.

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