News

Witnessing history: Large Tar Heel audience hears from trailblazer Karen Parker ’65 in the 2020 Eve Marie Carson Lecture

December 3, 2020, 1:56 PM
By Grace Lamb-Atkinson

Hussman grad Carolyn Van Houten named one of Forbes 30 Under 30

December 1, 2020, 4:51 PM
Carolyn Van Houten ’14 graduated from UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media only six years ago, but the industry has already recognized her as a leader in her field of photojournalism.
This week, the 29-year-old native North Carolinian was selected for the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the Media category. Van Houten is a photojournalist at The Washington Post, based in Washington, D.C.

“Best Business Book of the Year” for first-time author Sarah Frier ’11, longtime Bloomberg tech reporter

December 1, 2020, 3:44 PM
“No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram,” the first book by UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media alumna Sarah Frier, won the Financial Times/McKinsey 2020 Business Book of the Year Award during a live ceremony from London on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The short list for the £30,000 award included authors Jill Lepore, Daniel Susskind and Reed Hastings. Frier is a longtime Bloomberg journalist covering social media from San Francisco who interned with Bloomberg News while a student at UNC-Chapel Hill and has been with the business news behemoth since she graduated from Carolina with a degree in media and journalism in 2011.

Trailblazer Karen Parker '65 to deliver 2020 Carson Lecture, speak with Dean Susan King

November 25, 2020, 8:46 AM

Leaving a legacy of devoted public service, award-winning commentary and dedicated teaching — Ferrel Guillory retires

November 24, 2020, 11:23 AM
By Beth HatcherFor Ferrel Guillory, journalism was a way in.
Into an education few in his working-class Louisiana family ever received.
Into a front row seat for the sweeping societal changes taking place around him.
Into a chance to leave an impact on the greater public good.

UNC Hussman grad Peter Andringa '20 receives Rhodes Scholarship

November 22, 2020, 4:49 PM

Celebrating UNC Hussman student award wins at the 2020 Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas

November 20, 2020, 9:43 AM
Winners of the 2020 Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) awards competition were announced this month. In a long and proud tradition for the school, UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media walked away with the bulk of this year’s student awards for the region — placing in 11 categories, including a full sweep of every available radio award. Talented graduate Annabeth Poe ’20 took home first place in both the radio feature and radio news reporting categories; and the crackerjack Carolina Connection weekly news team won first place for best student radio newscast. UNC students also owned television’s “Best Student Sports Category” with a first place win for 2019 graduate Cambria Haro and a second place award to 2020 alumna Caroline Bowyer. Hussman also took home first place awards in coveted group television categories for broadcasts by Carolina Week and Sports Xtra teams.

A Lifetime of Bravery: International journalists discuss women in media with Dean Susan King

November 18, 2020, 10:19 AM
By Beth Hatcher

Ten top spots in 2020 College Photographer of the Year competition go to UNC Hussman students

November 11, 2020, 1:27 PM
by Barbara Wiedemann

Alumni mentorship helps UNC Hussman student land prestigious Kroc Fellowship

November 11, 2020, 11:34 AM
By Beth Hatcher
Emma Peaslee ’20 (M.A.) worked a couple of different jobs after she completed her undergraduate degree.
She worked as a legal assistant at an immigration law firm, assisted on the sets of film productions and interned at a public television station in her native Minnesota.