Our technology has been used by more than 300,000 storytellers around the world and has reached more 160 million readers.
Students make key contributions to the Lab's technology, editorial coverage, and educational efforts. Student participation in the Lab is self directed and open to any Northwestern student interested in media and technology.
Students interested in Knight Lab are invited to two events each week: Open Lab Nights on Tuesdays from 7-10 p.m. and Brown Bag Lunch each Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested students should also sign up for the student Google Group.
Young journalists who have been Knight Lab fellows regularly go directly from academics to the world's leading newsrooms and technology companies, including NPR, Washington Post, Medium, Amazon, Los Angeles Times, and others.
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.