Tag: unc-chapel hill

by Ryan Thornburg

Reporters in four North Carolina counties have a new colleague — a robot that checks public records every day for story ideas and shoots you an email if something shows up that you’ve told it is interesting to you. The N.C. Data Dashboard for newsrooms scrapes online police reports and other public data in Wake, […] more »

by John Clark

What is value anyway? We throw the word around so often that we forget what it really is about. Or worse, we assume what the media does is automatically valuable because we believe in it so fervently. Journalism is valuable and necessary to our communities and society but not everyone finds it personally valuable. Value […] more »

by John Clark

I don’t care. It’s a harsh statement that always takes people by surprise when they first hear me say it. It’s one of the first external complaints teams must address, and it lands without warning. Let me be clear, I do care about my teams and their projects. I care deeply about each individual, their […] more »

by Courtni Kopietz

Feasibility, desirability and viability were the key components considered by students of the UNC-Chapel Hill Reese News Lab as they developed new media products over the course of the fall semester. Ranging from an educational tool for classrooms to a niche journalistic publication, the students pitched their ideas to a room including media professionals, faculty […] more »

by Hetali Lodaya

With Jeff Bezos’ groundbreaking purchase of the Washington Post, many media analysts are speculating about the ways in which he might bring the Post into the digital age. Experts on the “Diane Rehm Show” noted that there are many challenges to successful implementation of a digital media strategy, including questions of monetization and infrastructure. For […] more »