University of Colorado lab to study in-depth reporting on mobile devices
Digital Media Test Kitchen
Steve Outing reports that he is working with the University of Colorado School of Journalism & Mass Communication to create a journalism and technology laboratory called the Digital Media Test Kitchen. The Test Kitchen's first project, a collaboration with I-News: The Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network, will focus on how to present in-depth reporting on mobile (small screen) devices. Outing (a former Poynter staffer) said on his blog that the objective of the lab will be to study "news business models, new techniques for journalism, and new technologies for news." He described the collaborative approach this way: "We are bringing together Journalism students and faculty with their colleagues from Computer Science and Business ... as well as outside partners, to address the problems of journalism and the news sector and invent new solutions."