innovating for the future of public radio.

The iLab is a new project at WBUR. The iLab is the center for innovation, imagination, and ideas — a place to experiment with new sounds, programs, and platforms. Find out what we're working on, and let us know what you think.

Lisa Tobin is innovation producer at WBUR. Email her at

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Bulger On Trial


Bulger On Trial was the second major project to come out of the iLab’s program incubator. As the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger approached, WBUR set out to create the definitive digital guide to Boston’s most notorious gangster, bringing together historical context and perspective with minute-by-minute coverage and analysis from the courthouse. Bulger On Trial was reported by WBUR’s David Boeri, who has been covering the story for three decades, and produced by WBUR’s Lisa Tobin, in partnership with The Atavist.

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