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Best Practices
by John Clark

People matter. I have witnessed the power of that simple truth all my life. People make things happen. In the Lab, the students’ success is my success. That’s exactly how it should be. When I became General Manager of WRAL.com, Jim Goodmon, Capitol Broadcasting Company’s President and CEO, gave me two pieces of advice for […] more »

Education
by Jeremy Caplan

We recently welcomed our fifth cohort, our biggest ever, with 21 fellows from eight countries. In addition to developing their own startup projects and taking entrepreneurial journalism classes, our fellows will participate in weekly workshops, hear from more than 30 guest speakers and visit Twitter, Google, Mashable, Quartz, Kickstarter and other cool places. This new […] more »

Business
by Justina Vasquez

This is college. And in college, we apply for summer internships. That’s the whole point: getting prestigious, or at least recognizable, internships that will hopefully lead to jobs upon graduation. A common method students use to rank themselves is by the reputation of the experience they gain. Whether you intern at Google, a Harvard research […] more »

Business
by Joe Michaud

Almost two years ago, the Center for Cooperative Media embarked on a project called Grow & Strengthen to expand and fortify the news ecosystem in New Jersey. We identified news entrepreneurs who were interested in starting new sites, gave them small seed grants and regular coaching, and made sure they connected regularly through monthly Peer-to-Peer […] more »

Business
by Samantha Harrington

After gaveling in, praying and selecting new leadership, the North Carolina General Assembly came back into session Wednesday, January 14. Like our faithful lawmakers, the Capitol Hound folks took a break in the fall. We returned on Wednesday in much the same way the General Assembly did. Our lawmakers celebrated the births of grandchildren and […] more »

Education
by Desiree Everts

It may be time to stop thinking about your local library as a musty repository of books with a stereotypical librarian whispering, “Shhhh!” More and more libraries are becoming bustling centers for community engagement — bringing locals not just books, but also “maker spaces,” computer access, digital movies, games and more. As libraries look to […] more »

Business
by Abby Reimer

The Kinethics team members came back from winter break much more prepared than we had been last August. After a successful Pitch Day, we wrote a proposal outlining how we would build and test our prototype for interactive compliance training during the next semester. That’s right: My team of four women dreamed up a new […] more »

Education
by Pooja Kodavanti

The pitch — it is where everything begins and ends. It is where the rubber meets the road. From a distance, the pitch seems like an elusive, magical message. This message manifests itself in the form of a miraculous epiphany that is regurgitated to a crowd of investors. Well, that’s actually not the case. The […] more »

Best Practices
by Abby Reimer

Our idea has gone past an idea, and it’s terrifying. In the past months, we’ve changed our prototype again and again. And now, this week, it seems that we have a prototype that is, well, pretty dang good. We’ve talked to Steve May, who teaches business ethics at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. We also talked […] more »

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