Skunkworks, a term used to describe a group within an organization given a high degree of autonomy and unhampered by bureaucracy and tasked with working on advanced or secret projects, is just what this honors course is about. The advanced secret project: designing and developing working prototypes for media innovations that media general, the Richmond-based owner of newspaper, broadcast and web media primarily in the southeast, will implement. That’s right. This is not a simulation or one of those “pretend you are” exercises you’re probably getting in other classes. These innovation projects are FOR REAL!