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Contentment Magazine 

Contentment Magazine

Student: Taylor Seely

Launched December 2016

Contentment magazine is a startup publication by Taylor Seely. It is aimed at women, 18-30, that features positive messaging about being happy as you are.

 Get the inaugural issue here.

Ugh, Hungry 

Contentment Magazine

Student: Melanie Abramoff

Launched Fall 2016

In college the food choice is often inexpensive and unhealthful or that’s pretty much it. NMIEL entrepreneur Melanie Abramoff created a business around her YouTube show Ugh, Hungry where she shows college students and other broke younger people how to make healthful, quick and inexpensive dishes, many of which can be made in the microwave.

 Visit the Ugh, Hungry website.

Cronkite News VR 

Cronkite News VR

Students: Adrianna Becerra, Alexander Scoville, Mallory Price, Alexa Salari, Benjamin Brown, Tamara Kraus, Alexis Macklin, Hannah Searl, Mark Quinones and Clarissa Cooper

Launched May 2016

Cronkite News VR is a virtual reality experience that takes viewers inside major stories affecting Arizona and beyond. The virtual reality app takes viewers inside a raucous political rally as well as life along the U.S.-Mexico border. The app includes high-definition 360-degree video produced by Cronkite students.

 Get the iOS App

Get the Android App

Cronkite Border VR 

Cronkite Border VR

Students: Jayson Chesler, Travis Arbon, Brooke Stobbe and Miranda VanHorn

Launched April 2016

Cronkite Border VR is a free mobile app that uses virtual reality storytelling to depict the obstacles and physical exhaustion immigrants face when crossing the U.S. border with Mexico. The interactive, virtual reality experience shares immigrants’ stories thorough the eyes of the people who live them every day.

 Get the iOS App

Visit Cronkite VR 

Cronkite Border VR

Students: Alex Sorrell, Katherine Sitter, Alexandra Long and Asia Poole

Launched April 2016

Visit the downtown campus of ASU and see what Cronkite students do as part of their professional programs or in their leisure time.

 Get the iOS App

Get the Android App

Terrainial VR 

Terrainial VR

Students: Carolina Marquez, Jayson Chesler

Launched Spring 2016

Terrainial VR is a startup that focuses on 360/VR immersive storytelling. It was founded by alumni from the class of 2016. In additional to immersive journalism, Terrainial VR is available to marketing companies and other agencies for work for hire.

 Visit Terrainial

The Voting Game 

Play the narrative news game that helps to answer the question if the current voting system is rigged or merely rigorous. Play as a party lobbyist trying to maximize influence in a critical swing state. Can you increase the number of people who are eligible to vote or keep as many of the potential opposition out? You decide.

 Play the Voting Game

On Time PHX 

On Time Phoenix

Students: Akshay Ashwathanarayana, Craig Cummins, Domenico Nicosia and Shivam Prakash

Launched April 2015

On Time PHX, a free mobile app designed for the Apple Watch and iPhone that delivers real-time information, maps and alerts for Phoenix Valley Metro light rail commuters. The app uses public transit information from Valley Metro and GPS to provide
accurate train arrival times as well as distances to light rail stops.

 Get the iOS App



Get the Android App

Town Hall Multimedia-rich Web Report

Town Hall

Students: David Ryan and Diana Lustig

Launched April 2014

The Town Hall site is a cross-device Web report on the state's most vulnerable population. Each year the Morrison Institute for Public Policy, which investigates issues facing the State of Arizona, creates an in-depth report on their findings, but this
is the first multimedia-rich report. The report will serve as a interactive guide for future public policy.

 Visit Website

 

AZ State Trails App

AZ State Trails

Students: Samantha Bush, Anne Stegen, Brandon Quester, David Ryan and Sachit Dhal

Launched February 2014

AZ State Trails is an iOS smartphone application designed to let users explore Arizona’s incredible state trails. Users can explore the Valley and other regions with detailed weather information, download a trail safety guide and trail maps for offline
use, and take "postcards." The app only includes trails from Arizona State Parks.

Get the App

Carnegie-Knight News 21: Can You Make It in the VA? 

Carnegie-Knight News 21

Students: Kirsten Adams, Cortney Bennet, Josselyn Berry, Christina Silvestri and David Sydiongco

This interactive news game teaches players the difficulties veterans face obtaining post-war benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. Students worked with the Center for Games & Impact to conceptualize, prototype and play-test the
news game. The final project was produced for the Carnegie-Knight News21 in-depth reporting project Back Home with Web development by Micah Jamison. The games graphics were created by Big Island Publishing of Minnesota with support from the Public
Insight Network at American Public Media. The game is cross-platform, developed for Web and tablet devices.

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Urban Devil 

Urban Devil

Students: Rudy Rivas, Anna Consie, LaKeidra Bronner, Christina O’Haver, Emily Timm and Arnav Anshul

Launched August 2012

Urban Devil is a new smartphone and web app that helps students on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus find things to do on and around campus.

Urban Devil, available for iPhone and Android and online, features university and student organization happenings as well as relevant events within walking distance of the campus. It also highlights special deals offered by local businesses for ASU
students.

Visit the Website

Get the iOS App

Get the Android App

SmartPHX 

Smart Phoenix

Students: Tara Burns, Sarah Whitmire, Spring Eselgroth, Ioana Lupo, Erynn Reitmayer, Conrad Ottey, Andrew Gallo, Nathan Anderson and Vincent Salgado

Launched Spring 2011

The SmartPHX app was created by NMIL students in spring 2011 in partnership with CityScape, the Downtown Phoenix Partnership and the Phoenix Convention Center to help people discover restaurants, night life and other attractions in downtown Phoenix.

Downloadable to any smartphone, the app functions as a concierge, enabling users to search for restaurants, clubs, arts venues, shopping and sports in downtown Phoenix. It filters search results according to personal preference and current location
and tells users which venues are open and where to find nearby parking and public transportation.

To download the app, go to www.smartphx.com on your smartphone’s web browser. Tap + or the iPhone arrow key and then “Add to Home Screen.” Or download from the Android market.

Visit the Website




Cartogram 

Cartogram

Student: David Sydiongco, Anne Stegen

The Cartogram tool was created by NMIL to allow journalists to visualize national data on a map of the United States. The data — for example gun sales by state — changes the shape of individual states based on the numbers. Users simply have to upload
a spreadsheet of data per state and hit the generate button. The map can then be downloaded and used.

Visit the Website

AZ Elected iPhone App 

AZ Elected

Students: Christina O’Haver, Emily Timm and Arnava Anshul

AZ Elected is an iPhone app that helps Arizonans located elected officials based on their geographic location. Students created a database of all Arizona federal, state, county and city officials with photographs, committee assignments, links to their
websites, Facebook pages and Twitter accounts along with email and phone numbers.

Get the iOS App