Journalism Innovation Lab

The Journalism Innovation Lab’s goal is to create innovation initiatives to develop the products, practices and people of the industry’s future.

  • The Journalism Innovation Lab's fall 2021 Hackathon tackled information disorder.


Our Programs and Events

Digital Natives logo

Digital Natives pairs UGA journalism students with newsrooms to help local news organizations accomplish specific digital goals. Apply as a student or Georgia news organization.


Skills in Sixty and Hackathon logos

The Journalism Innovation Lab hosts Skills in Sixty, lunch sessions to jumpstart journalism knowledge, and Hackathons, 90-minute collaborations to ‘hack the code’ behind emerging journalism trends. Follow the Cox Institute social media accounts (Facebook or Twitter) for details on upcoming events.


Journalism Innovation Team logo

The Journalism Innovation Lab builds a Journalism Innovation Team each semester, by application, to partner with an professional organization in the industry to dive deep into emerging practice or research, like the Reynolds Journalism Institute or the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. To apply for a team, go to Handshake.

Contact Dr. Amanda Bright, director of the Journalism Innovation Lab, with questions.