A Northwestern University joint initiative of Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science. Northwestern University joint initiative of Medill & McCormick School of Engineering.

About us

Meet the Team | Student Fellows | Emeritus

We are a team of technologists, journalists, designers and educators working to advance media innovation and education.

The Lab develops technology for:

  • News publishers of all sizes, in all markets
  • Reporters, editors, producers and other journalists
  • News readers and consumers

By promoting open source, adaptable, lightweight and future-friendly development we hope to facilitate collaboration between journalists and technologists. We love empowering a younger generation of highly adaptable, technology-focused journalists. By providing a physical space, hosting educational events, and encouraging collaboration and education combining journalism and computer science, we have nurtured talented students and set them free in newsrooms across the globe.

Located just outside Chicago, Northwestern University Knight Lab is a joint initiative of Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. The Lab was launched and is sustained by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, with additional support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

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