Student Opportunities

Students from across the UNC campus can get involved with Reese News Lab in several ways — from registering for a course to attending our Fridays in the Lab workshop series to working outside of class on a diverse team of innovative student and faculty to research and develop real-world solutions that will lead to a sustainable future for journalism.

Courses Offered

Data-Driven Journalism (MEJO 570), 3 credits

An introduction to basic statistics and numerical and mathematical literacy, as well as a look at professional data-driven journalism projects. Students who pass this course will be able to acquire, organize, analyze, and present data to a general news audience.

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Emerging Technologies (MEJO 588), 3 credits

This class will teach students how to think about mobile media products. Students will learn to solve problems, design mobile user experiences,write the hybrid code to make it work, and then deploy, test, and make it better. The class will be a mix of design and product development theories.

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New Media Technologies: Their Impact on the Future of Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations (MEJO 477), 3 credits

This course will introduce you to the nontraditional, future vision required to be successful in advertising, marketing, and public relations and the more personal, individualized technologies that will grab people's attention in the future.

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News Lab: Creating Tomorrow's News Products (MEJO 463), 3 credits

Students work under faculty guidance to develop and test ideas for start-up news products. Students will create a prototype, test it on a target market and compile a business feasibility report for the product. The course emphasizes collaboration among students with a variety of skills and experiences.

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The Branding of Me (MEJO 577), 3 credits

What have you done to brand yourself? Students will use YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook in a calculated plan with other new-media marketing tools to land that first job.

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