Tag: duke university

by Chris O'Brien

Now that I’ve officially completed the work on our Knight Foundation News Challenge grant that funded the Next Newsroom project, I wanted to share some of the horrendous, grotesque mistakes I made over the past 18 months. I’m doing it not because I’m feeling particularly masochistic. But rather, I hope there will be something valuable […] more »

by Chris O'Brien

It is with great pleasure that I’d like to announce that we have completed work on our newsroom proposal for The Chronicle, the independent, student-run newspaper at Duke University. The Chronicle’s board has adopted our proposal for a new home. That document will now serve as the basis for negotiations with officials at Duke University. […] more »

by Chris O'Brien

In April 2006, I was sitting in a Durham, N.C., sports bar with Gary Kebbel, who runs the Knight Foundation’s News Challenge grant program. Gary was officially letting me know I would be getting a grant for The Next Newsroom Project. Our plan was to research and design the ideal newsroom for The Chronicle, the […] more »

by Chris O'Brien

In a world increasingly obsessed with the virtual, I’m leading a project focused on the physical. Our aim is to imagine the ideal physical space that will serve the needs of journalism for the next 50 years. There’s no shortage of folks who will immediately say, “In the future, there will be no newsrooms.” Perhaps. […] more »