About Idea Lab
Idea Lab is a group blog by innovators who are reinventing community news for the Digital Age.
Each Idea Lab blogger is a winner of the Knight News Challenge grant to reshape community news.Learn more about the Knight News Challenge »
MediaShift Idea Lab is a group weblog by innovators who are reinventing community news for the Digital Age. Each author won a grant in the Knight News Challenge to help fund a startup idea or to blog on a topic related to reshaping community news. The authors will use Idea Lab to explain their projects, share intelligence and interact with the new-media community online. If you're interested in joining them, and getting a grant from the Knight News Challenge, please visit the News Challenge website. To see biographies of all Idea Lab authors, go to this page.
Idea Lab elements include:
Readers' Faves: A running list of blog posts that readers have recommended the most.
Featured Comment: Editors will choose an insightful comment to highlight each week on the blog.
Idea Lab is produced by MediaShift and hosted by PBS. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation provided a grant to MediaShift to produce Idea Lab and to upgrade MediaShift with audio and video. Idea Lab bloggers post directly to the blog, with MediaShift and PBS providing editorial oversight. The Knight Foundation will be choosing future Idea Lab bloggers based on who wins the Knight News Challenge in future years.
For sponsorship opportunities, please see this page for details.
Mark Glaser: Executive Editor
Courtney Lowery Cowgill: Managing Editor
Desiree Everts: Associate Editor
Dorian Benkoil: Marketing and Sales Manager
Julie Keck: Social Media and Newsletter Editor
Dan Schultz: Technical Support
Hosting & Editorial Support: PBS Interactive
Design & Development: Mule Design Studio
I got into a great start incubator and I'm glad I did because now they are helping me very closely which gives me confidence to raise money, build an amazing product, and other key entrepreneurial activities!
MediaShift delivers the best news on media and technology directly to your in-box.