Inspired by that, here is a list of notable news based R&D/Labs teams.
At the very least you may be able to hit them up for some cool sticker bling.
I’ve included only on established news labs, those explicitly focused on journalism and technology, at the expense of omitting of teams like MIT Media Lab, the Buzzfeed Open Lab, BBC R&D and others with a wider, but pertinent, focus. I’d like to follow up with a round up of them in future.
BBC News Labs
bbcnewslabs.co.uk (London, UK)
labs.ft.com (London, UK)
Google News Lab
newslab.withgoogle.com (San Francisco, CA, USA)
knightlab.northwestern.edu (Northwestern University, IL, USA)
The Local News Lab
localnewslab.org (NJ, USA)
New York Times R&D Labs
nytlabs.com (New York, NY, USA)
Nieman Jouralism Lab
niemanlab.org (Harvard University, MA, USA)
Reese News Lab
reesenewslab.org (University of North Carolina, NC, USA)
Prae mea culpa
Rest assured that I am mortified in advance at the realiseation that I’ve undoutbably and unforgivably omitted some teams I should obviously have included. Probably including one you work in.
Your assistance in addressing this outrage by letting me know about other news labs and R&D teams and pointing out what a dolt I am is both appreciated and anticipated (in fact, I’m counting on it).