Free Training: Intro to Data Journalism with the Center for Investigative Reporting

May 16 2018

Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting will be coming to North Carolina June 18-19 to train journalists and students in the art of data reporting. Emmanuel Martinez, data reporter for Reveal/CIR, will lead the training. Martinez is the lead data journalist in Reveal’s ongoing coverage of modern-day redlining, which includes complex statistical analyses touching nearly every mortgage […]

#ReesePitch: Pitch Day Spring 2018

Apr 27 2018

UNC School of Media and Journalism students had a taste of working in a start-up accelerator during the semester in Teaching Associate Professor Kate Sheppard‘s “MEJO 463: Creating Tomorrow’s Products.” The entrepreneurial course culminated in “Pitch Day” on April 20 when the student teams pitched their digital product ideas to a panel of guest judges […]

Announcing first Reese News Lab Fellow, Melody Kramer

Jul 27 2017

The UNC School of Media and Journalism and Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media welcome Melody Kramer to theCarolina Data Desk team. She is the first Reese News Lab Fellow helping local media outlets embrace and utilize data to create sustainable business models. Kramer currently leads audience growth and development for the Wikimedia Foundation and writes a weekly column […]

Capitol Hound receives $50,000 award from UNC

Jan 28 2015

Reese News Lab directors received the C. Felix Harvey Award from UNC to provide Capitol Hound to N.C. media outlets for free.

New user testing at the Old Well

Oct 06 2014

With prototype in hand, Tour Sync takes user testing to the Old Well

Voting: a right and a privilege, not a right for the privileged

Jul 27 2012

When I was 4 years old, my mother taught me how to tell whether I could trust people. She said to trust my instincts. Speaking in terms a young child could understand, she said, “you can tell you shouldn’t trust someone if they give you a funny tummy feeling.” I find that idea works not […]

Falling gas prices usher in summer travel season

May 25 2012

Memorial Day weekend ushers in the summer driving season. This year, motorists face significantly lower gasoline prices, and that should encourage more North Carolinians to travel, according to AAA Carolinas. The Lundberg Survey published on May 21 found that gasoline prices were back down to a three-month low, nationally. That’s a national average of $3.78 […]

Continuing a family’s 70-year woodworking tradition

May 24 2012

The aroma of freshly baked bread wafted through Carrboro on May 19 as locals and visitors filtered through booths of community artisans on Main Street. Louie Graham and his family were not there to enjoy a leisurely Saturday morning or the sweet-smelling bread. They were there to make a living. Surrounded by wooden chests, tables […]

Staying vigilant to deter vandalism, thefts

May 24 2012

Sgt. Josh Mecimore of the Chapel Hill Police Department knows that his town — the so called “Southern Part of Heaven” — is not crime-ridden. Still, Mecimore warns residents, retailers and school administrators to stay as vigilant as ever to deter trespassers, vandalism and thefts. In the first three weeks of May, there have been […]

Summer means change to routine around campus

May 24 2012

Yvonne Brown hasn’t seen any extra open parking spaces in Chapel Hill just because most UNC students left town two weeks ago. Brown, who for 25 years has been an attendant in parking decks and lots on Rosemary Street, says she has seen business increase in that time even student enrollment today is only one-fourth […]