To move journalism forward, researchers, students and other innovators need a place to brainstorm and experiment. They need a place that offers both the freedom to think big and the resources to turn their innovative ideas into practical products and processes to benefit journalism at large.

Here is one of many video pieces produced by Futures Lab staff on emerging technology to benefit journalism: 

See more of our new Innovation in Focus series!

RJI’s Futures Lab is  a real-world testing venue for new journalism tools and technologies. The lab provides an environment where students, faculty and visitors prototype journalism innovations for delivery to media audiences. The Futures Lab will routinely open its activities and experiments to visits from media professionals and citizens. It will make findings available to both technology and media organizations as a service to industry and the public.