Honored to be a chosen for Digital First Media’s ideaLab — no rules, just tools

On Thursday, something awesome happened.

I was one of 25 MediaNews Group employees chosen to join Digital First Media’s ideaLab. More than 500 people applied, according to CEO John Paton’s blog post.

I couldn’t be more honored and excited — and, truthfully, a little intimidated.

Here’s the gist of what ideaLab entails:

“The new ideaLab members will be equipped with the latest tools and the Company will provide them the time and money to experiment. Each member of the ideaLab will be equipped, initially, with a Smartphone, tablet and laptop.

The Company will carve out 10 hours a week from their regular jobs to allow them time to experiment with these tools and report back on how we can change our business for the better. And we will add an extra $500 per month to their pay.

Other than that – there are no rules. Just go play and come back and tell us how to run our business better.”

Here’s my application for the position, as posted earlier, and what York Daily Record/Sunday News Editor Jim McClure had to say.



14 responses to “Honored to be a chosen for Digital First Media’s ideaLab — no rules, just tools

  1. Pingback: Primping for my close-up: New year, new reporter headshot | BY LAUREN BOYER

  2. Pingback: Google Forms is my super, awesome address book OF THE FUTURE. Join the ‘Source List.’ | BY LAUREN BOYER

  3. Pingback: Notability for iPad: Why it freakin’ rocks for reporters on the go | BY LAUREN BOYER

  4. Pingback: Anatomy of a Central Market meet-up: Getting outside the office, generating page views | BY LAUREN BOYER

  5. Pingback: Using a York County convenience store as my “office” and my first big #ideaLab lesson | BY LAUREN BOYER

  6. Pingback: #boyer101: The best high school journalism workshop session EVER. | BY LAUREN BOYER

  7. Pingback: In other news … Lauren wins something finally | BY LAUREN BOYER

  8. Pingback: Stoopin’ in the city: No one is safe from the Boyer CreeperCam | BY LAUREN BOYER

  9. Pingback: Logos Academy gets a taste of #boyer101, my super fabulous journalism workshop. | BY LAUREN BOYER

  10. Pingback: New home among community bloggers on Yorkblog.com | BY LAUREN BOYER

  11. Pingback: ScribbleLive adventures, frozen yogurt and chatting about the Affordable Care Act | BY LAUREN BOYER

  12. Pingback: Get your book on … with me and YDR books editor Sarah Chain at meet-up Monday | BY LAUREN BOYER

  13. Pingback: To tweet or not to tweet? That time I went to Excitement Video and Toys for work. | BY LAUREN BOYER

  14. Pingback: More folks are catching on … meeting some cool people through my ideaLab ‘mobile reporter’ project | BY LAUREN BOYER

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s