Redesigning the News Ecosystem

Feb. 4, 6:00p-9:00p
Feb. 7, 10:00a-5:00p
Feb. 11, 6:00p-9:00p
Feb. 13, 6:00p-9:00p
Studio 1

How does a typical consumer navigate the cacophony of the news ecosystem? Users must piece together fragments of information ranging from a 140-character tweet to a 30,000-word story while jumping between social networks, multiple devices, Wikipedia, search and offline sources. There must be a better way. In this class, students will prototype new experiences in an attempt to elevate users’ comprehension of intricate stories and events. We will seek to answer a pressing question in the industry: How can news products better adapt to the habits and expectations of users? The instructors bring experience from traditional and new media companies to examine how the industry is currently structured and to discover concrete ways to reimagine it.

Priority given to graduate students. Apply here with the Pop-Up common application.

Teaching Team
Tyson Evans, The New York Times
Emi Kolawole,
David Wright Jr., Twitter


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