The reason a handful of news organizations have created their own research and development labs is to have people working on new ideas outside of the day-to-day business concerns of journalism, Moriarty said. As important is it is to have people thinking about the next big developments in media, there’s also a need to create things that are useful today, Moriarty said. “We’re looking towards the future but we want to build things that have applications now or in the next 3 to 6 months,” Moriarty said. Can The Boston Globe and MIT hack the future of news together? » Nieman Journalism Lab
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