We are proud to sponsor this year's convention and career fair.
The mission of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC-Chapel Hill is to prepare students to ignite the public conversation in our state, the nation and the world, and to understand the role of communication in fostering democracy.
The school offers award-winning graduate and undergraduate programs on campus in Chapel Hill and rigorous online graduate programs for working communications professionals. Applications opened this week for our new, one-year journalism master's program of study, which launches in summer 2023.
Our students have belonged to the Carolina Association of Black Journalists since 1991 and NAHJ at UNC-Chapel Hill since 2020. Three members of our school community have been inducted to the NABJ Hall of Fame, and our alumni have accounted for four NABJ Journalist of the Year awards and three NABJ Student Journalist of the Year selections.
Our school welcomed Raul Reis, who most recently served as dean of the School of Communication at Emerson College, as our new dean this summer. At Carolina, Dean Reis is emphasizing community; diversity, equity and inclusion; and building on the school’s traditional strengths of teaching, research and public service with a commitment to student success and thought leadership in media and journalism.View Video »
|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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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:
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.
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.
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.
UNC Hussman supports a wide variety of organizations that provide opportunities for further education, practical work experience and personal development.
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.