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20 years in Afghanistan: A foreign correspondent's long view

September 20, 2021, 2:05 PM
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino ’73 is a contributing writer for The New York Times. He has reported from more than three dozen countries. Join Zucchino and Dean Susan King for a discussion, followed by a Q&A session between Zucchino and our webinar audience.

Find your people: Heelprint Communications CEO Madison Welsh ’22

September 17, 2021, 2:18 PM
With the fall semester underway and class and work schedules consolidating, now might be the time for new UNC Hussman students to “find their people.” To that end, we’re profiling a series of student leaders and the interest groups they represent: Heelprint Communications CEO Madison Welsh ’22

Democracy and Public Discourse: Shannon McGregor takes part in UNC faculty discussion

September 17, 2021, 6:29 AM
UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Assistant Professor Shannon McGregor joined an interdisciplinary UNC faculty panel for the discussion “Democracy & Public Discourse,” hosted by UNC’s Program for Public Discourse on Sept. 14.

Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand pledge $1 million to support Ida B. Wells Society’s efforts to increase diversity in the field of investigative journalism

September 9, 2021, 9:29 AM
A $1 million grant from the Black Community Commitment made by basketball legend Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand will boost the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting’s efforts to increase diversity in the field of investigative journalism with outreach efforts aimed at aspiring young journalists of color. The grant, announced in May, will enable the Society to expand its college internship partnerships, build a summer journalism program at a historically Black North Carolina college, and launch a yearlong high school journalism project at a majority Black and Latino public high school in that state. The Ida B. Wells Society, housed at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC-Chapel Hill and founded in 2016 to train and support reporters of color who want to pursue investigative and accountability reporting and to increase and improve reporting on racial inequality, is one of just three organizations in the country to be named as part of the latest efforts toward the pledge.

Peer-to-peer mentors aid students in Career Services

September 6, 2021, 11:39 AM
This semester, Career Services welcomes three new students to its Career Peers program, an initiative launched last year in which the students work with the Career Services team to support other undergraduate students during the job and internship search process. This year’s Career Peers are Sarah Bradley ’22, Mac Parker ’23 and Katie Sohmer ’22. Career Peers will provide support from editing resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles to offering interview tips and informal chats about students’ concerns and their own experiences and insights. The Career Peers will also assist in programming various student-focused events such as "Meet the Pros" and a student-to-student internship fair.

Find your people: UNC-Chapel Hill NAHJ Chapter President Julian Berger ’22

September 2, 2021, 11:50 AM
With the fall semester underway and class and work schedules consolidating, now might be the time for new UNC Hussman students to “find their people.” To that end, we’re profiling a series of student leaders and the interest groups they represent: UNC-Chapel Hill NAHJ Chapter President Julian Berger ’22

Professor Seth Noar launches health communication lab

August 30, 2021, 9:42 AM
Building upon a robust legacy of health communication work at the school, Professor Seth Noar has launched the Communicating for Health Impact (CHI) Lab at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Noar, UNC Hussman’s James Howard and Hallie McLean Parker Distinguished Professor and a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, directs the CHI Lab, which produces health communication research promoting public health while serving as a research hub that can help UNC Hussman recruit some of the best and brightest health communication minds.

Our HSAA Mentorship Program pairs future leaders with industry professionals for year-long one-on-ones

August 24, 2021, 1:57 PM
UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media has a well-earned reputation for offering a powerful alumni network to its media and journalism graduates. One of the reasons: our active alumni boards. A fledgling program to fruition in 2017, pairing 10 students with alumni mentors from around the nation working in their fields of interest, has grown exponentially since then, celebrating a record 103 pairings (18 of them residential master’s candidates) in academic year 2020–21. Mentors: there’s still time to play a key role in developing the next generation of journalism and media leaders.

Research Publication Roundup: Summer 2021

August 18, 2021, 5:02 PM
A vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary research culture at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media creates new knowledge, advances scholarship and helps reinvent media.

Meet some of UNC Hussman's fall 2021 students

August 18, 2021, 8:33 AM
The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media welcomes 1,059 students this fall — 915 undergraduate and 144 graduate students. Behind those numbers are faces, purposes and stories — the narratives of determination and excellence that give meaning to the mission of the school. As fall 2021 semester starts, we wanted to share a few of those stories with you.