Feder: Medill to launch Metro Media Lab to boost local news
By Robert Feder
Flush with a $1 million grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism announced plans Wednesday to launch a major initiative to fortify local news in Chicago, Robert Feder writes.
The Metro Media Lab will be created "to help local news organizations better engage with citizens; provide quality, solutions-oriented journalism; and strengthen the sustainability of local news organizations through research, training and student-produced storytelling in partnerships with Chicago outlets," according to the university.
The new program will complement the Medill Local News Initiative, a research and development project launched in 2018.