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Articles by Christine Schmidt

Christine Schmidt is a staff writer at the Lab after having been its 2017 Google News Lab Fellow. Previous newsrooms include The Dallas Morning News, NBC4 in Los Angeles, the Hartford Courant, and a short stint at Snapchat. She hails from Chicago’s Southside Irish and can only give recommendations for thin crust pizza.
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“We spent six to eight weeks where a human being sat and edited every single piece before we felt comfortable that we could run this.”
“We’re trying to create great experiences for both our friends in the newsroom and our audiences whom we never meet.”
A case study into local news collaborations in Italy, the U.K., and Finland suggest some methods that any newsroom can use.
Hint: It starts with impactful, inclusive journalism.
“You look all over the paper, in all kinds of different ways, and it’s clear that readers had a demand for this sort of journalism. This funny mix of really substantive on really big, complicated topics, but presented in a really approachable way.”