A news lab is an experimental setting created to drive innovation in journalism. News labs develop a close relationship with emergent technologies and entrepreneurship and frequently involve the prototyping and testing of novel media products and production processes. Journalistic and information-based laboratories have been established by universities and both publicly and privately funded, allowing students, professors, researchers, and professionals to collaborate across disciplines. News labs play a role in the transformations in the contemporary media landscape and are implemented as a means to develop new journalistic formats and audiences. This entry presents an overview of news labs, including context, functions, and examples.

Media, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Since the 2000s, the profound transformations in information production, dissemination, and reception promoted by the World Wide Web and digital media ...

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