J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism

J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism

J-Lab spotlights dynamic news experiences and helps to develop interactive news ideas that not only educate people about public affairs but also invite their participation.

It rewards cutting-edge innovations through the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism funded by the Knight Foundation. It spotlights the creative assets of women with the McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs project. It funds pioneering hyperlocal citizen media ventures through its New Voices project and administers the community media e-learning sites Knight Citizen News Network and J-Learning.

J-Lab is a center of the American University School of Communication.


3201 New Mexico Ave. NW
Ste. 330
Washington, DC 20016-8178


Jan Schaffer, Executive Director (email)

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