Our technology has been used by more than 300,000 storytellers around the world and has reached more than 160 million readers.
Knight Lab is offering a course for academic credit. Each quarter, multidisciplinary teams of students, faculty, and professionals come together to collaborate with the Knight Lab to produce cutting-edge digital work, research, thought—innovating across every part of the journalistic process. The Student Lab places journalism and computer science students at the center of an important problem for the future of media, rapidly moving beyond conversation and hypothesis to well-reasoned action.
Our process combines research, design thinking, building, user testing, critical and analytical work, storytelling, cutting-edge technology, and experimentation—often within the confines of a single, specific problem. This class is a team-based, cooperative lab experience for students to create and explore new tools, stories, story forms, and physical devices. The class is cross-listed as JOUR 390 and GEN_ENG 395.
In Fall 2016, teams will be exploring interactive audio, the podcast ecosystem, data analysis and storytelling, virtual reality, and mobile design patterns.
Knight Lab's faculty members contribute experimental ideas and technology to the Lab. Sometimes these ideas are developed in undergraduate classes co-taught by computer science and journalism faculty; sometimes they are developed by Ph.D students exploring specific concepts. Research projects have done everything from help readers find new books to tell them which candidate they'd likely support in an election.