UNC Hussman at NABJ-NAHJ 2022

We are proud to sponsor this year's convention and career fair.


Graduate Study at UNC Hussman

UNC Hussman's doctoral and master's programs prepare you to succeed in today’s dynamic media industries or the academy. Studying full-time on our Chapel Hill campus or online in one of our programs designed specifically for working communications professionals, you will join a vibrant community built on a foundation of collaboration and dedicated to creating impact.


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  Ph.D. in Chapel Hill

  M.A. in Chapel Hill

  M.A. online

  Certificate online (currently inactive)



Coming in 2023: A new, one-year journalism master's curriculum


Our new curriculum launching in 2023 will allow early-career journalists to—in just 12 months—complete an intensive dive into learning the specialized skills of their craft. Each journalism student will pursue one of three specializations:

  • Interactive design journalism focuses on the development of interactive stories and content production for dynamic web projects.
  • Public life reporting focuses on the development of investigative reporting expertise, allowing students to produce stories about education, health care, housing, immigration, labor, law enforcement and racial/ethnic discrimination, among other issues.
  • Video journalism teaches students how to acquire audio, photo and video content; structure stories; and produce short and long-form documentary films.

Master's applications opened this week, and the application deadline for 2023 is Dec. 13, 2022. Get details on our master's admissions page.

In addition to the journalism program in Chapel Hill, we offer a part-time, online master's program designed for working journalists and other communications pros.


Congratulations to Jaqueline Charles '94 of the Miami Herald, the 2022 NABJ Journalist of the Year and the first person to twice earn that distinction. Charles, also a 2022 N.C. Media and Journalism Hall of Fame inductee, first won NABJ Journalist of the Year in 2011. She is pictured addressing graduates at our school's 2019 Commencement.

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NABJ and NAHJ Honorees

UNC Hussman students, alumni and faculty have regularly been recognized with NABJ awards, and Associate Professor Paul Cuadros has been an NAHJ honoree. Our students have earned two of the last five NABJ Student Journalist of the Year honors, with Giulia Heyward '21 (M.A.) most recently earning that award. Recent award-winners are listed at the link below.



NABJ Hall of Fame Inductees

Former Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley '81 (right), now director of arts and culture for the City of Detroit, was selected to the NABJ Hall of Fame in 2021, becoming the third Tar Heel inducted. She joined the late Chuck Stone (left), a longtime professor at our school and the founding president of the NABJ, and the late Stuart Scott '87, a beloved ESPN sportscaster.



Our school is home to the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Journalism, a news trade organization dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting. The organization, which is spearheaded by veteran journalists, also seeks to educate news organizations and journalists on how the inclusion of diverse voices can raise the caliber, impact and visibility of investigative journalism as a means of promoting transparency and good government.

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Student Organizations

Carolina Association of Black Journalists NAHJ at UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC Hussman supports a wide variety of organizations that provide opportunities for further education, practical work experience and personal development.




Hire our students!

The school's Career Services office assists undergraduate and master’s students at UNC Hussman with every aspect of career preparation, including one-to-one consultation, job listings, an alumni mentorship program, on-campus recruitment events, networking connections and annual student trips to visit media companies in several cities.

The office welcomes inquiries from employers seeking UNC Hussman students and alumni for internships, jobs and other opportunities. Email a brief description of the opportunity and how-to-apply information or reach out to schedule an on-campus recruitment visit.