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Ida B. Wells Society and UNC Hussman launch partnership with inaugural event

November 18, 2019, 6:55 PM
 
The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media hosted a remarkable event Saturday, Nov. 16, launching its partnership with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. The program featured the society’s co-founders Nikole Hannah-Jones ’03 (M.A.), domestic correspondent at The New York Times Magazine and creator of The 1619 Project, and Ron Nixon, international investigations editor at the Associated Press. UNC Hussman Dean Susan King hosted the event with Calvin Hall, department chair and associate professor in the Department of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University. The third co-founder, ProPublica reporter Topher Sanders, sent in a video greeting from a current investigative reporting trip in Mexico.

Bloomberg journalists on news and innovation

November 15, 2019, 4:36 PM
Do you know how to spot fake news, work with artificial intelligence and report with automated data? Those are all new skills that today’s journalists need as they embark on their careers. Three top Bloomberg News journalists gave UNC Hussman students their insights and tips on reporting with technology during a workshop on innovation and news on Friday.

“Making a Mark:” Ida B. Wells Society and UNC Hussman inaugural event

November 15, 2019, 3:54 PM
The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting will launch its partnership with UNC Hussman with a thoughtful conversation with some of America’s leading investigative reporters on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Hussman students juggle graduate work and jobs at Carolina

November 15, 2019, 11:04 AM
Don't miss The Well's feature on students juggling graduate degrees and jobs, including Hussman online master's students and communications pros Kasha Ely ’14 and Jack Rodenfels. They talk about their experiences as Hussman grad students and how the program has helped them in their jobs at Carolina.

162 UNC-Chapel Hill students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

November 13, 2019, 2:44 PM
UNC-Chapel Hill’s student body has once again received honors from the nation’s most prestigious academic society. Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most honored academic society in America, inducted 162 UNC Chapel Hill students as new members last week. One of this year's inductees comes from UNC Hussman: Claire Cathleen Maloney ’20, a media and journalism major and a history minor.

Prototyping classrooms of the future

November 12, 2019, 2:50 PM
A cutting-edge classroom installed this summer in 58 Carroll Hall is piloting “AVoverIP” — the first classroom on Carolina’s campus to receive all audio and video over the network. It contains the largest screen in our school — 220-inch, with a native 4K projector — and five separate displays which can present unique content controlled by the room’s instructor or by groups of students. The classroom is a prototype for the new Curtis Media Center’s high-tech, flexible space solutions. Construction on the Curtis Media Center is underway thanks to a $10 million gift from the Curtis Foundation to build a state-of-the-art media center and fund immersive learning experiences for UNC Hussman students.

The Well: Focus Carolina: Paul Cuadros

November 12, 2019, 1:15 PM
Via UNC.edu, head to The Well for the latest Focus Carolina on UNC Hussman professor Paul Cuadros, the chair and executive director of the UNC Scholars’ Latino Initiative and co-founder of the Carolina Latinx Center. Cuadros researches and writes about race and poverty in North Carolina.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Lauren Berry ’08

November 12, 2019, 11:55 AM
Alumna Lauren Berry ’08 is the managing editor for data-driven news and automation at Bloomberg, where she manages a team of editors across the Americas that analyzes regular patterns in financial statements.

UNC Hussman celebrates with day honoring school and Hussman family

November 8, 2019, 4:53 PM
Objectivity, impartiality, integrity and truth-seeking: On Homecoming weekend, Carolina honored those core journalistic values and took a step into the future of journalism and media education, with a day celebrating the new UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. At a standing-room-only ceremony, the school assumed its new name, and honored the transformational contribution of Walter Hussman Jr. ‘68 and the Hussman family.

The Hussman family ensures a bright future for students of media and journalism

November 6, 2019, 2:11 PM
In September, Carolina announced a historic moment for the school — a Campaign for Carolina gift of $25 million from alumnus and Arkansas native Walter E. Hussman Jr. ’68, his wife Ben, their son Palmer Hussman, and daughters Eliza Hussman Gaines ’12 (M.A.) and Olivia Hussman Ramsey. The gift is the largest single gift ever made to the school and the largest donation in the history of the Hussman family.