UNC Hussman’s ‘Carolina Connection’ recognized for nation’s best student audio newscast

August 28, 2023, 10:31 PM
The UNC Hussman student-produced “Carolina Connection” radio program has won the 2023 Edward R. Murrow Award for the nation’s best student audio newscast.

Renewed leadership commitments open doors for expanded collaboration with University of Tübingen

August 22, 2023, 11:22 AM
By Rawan Abbasi '20
UNC Global Affairs
Leaders at UNC-Chapel Hill and its longtime strategic partner Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Germany are finding new pathways for interdisciplinary collaborations.

Senior providing play-by-play commentary for USA Baseball

August 9, 2023, 5:05 PM
This summer, UNC Hussman senior Jasmine Baker has been interning for USA Baseball, the governing body for amateur baseball, as a broadcaster and reporter. Her story was recently featured by University Communications.

UNC Hussman at AEJMC 2023 in Washington

August 7, 2023, 10:47 AM
Numerous students, faculty members and alumni are in Washington, D.C., this week, representing the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the 106th Annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference.

Summer internships give Hussman students real-world experience

July 27, 2023, 8:36 AM
From New York City to right here in the Triangle, UNC Hussman students are working at internships across the country, building resumes and learning invaluable skills about what careers will suit them best after graduation. We asked a few Hussman students working in a range of industries represented by Hussman’s curriculum just what they’re learning in their internships, and here’s what they told us.

Murals of Chapel Hill

July 25, 2023, 8:55 AM
The list of what makes Chapel Hill special is long, and mixed in with all the stores, offices and restaurants that typically draw people downtown is a more subtle attraction that can make a walk through Chapel Hill feel like a stroll through an art museum. Chapel Hill and Carrboro are home to more than a dozen murals that brighten the town and honor and celebrate the community.

A UNC summer gem: exploring the intersection of jazz and journalism

July 11, 2023, 4:22 PM
The soothing sound of jazz chords and spontaneous melodies accompanied by the rhythmic tapping of fingers typing on laptops resonated throughout the corridors of Kenan Music Building during the UNC Summer Jazz Workshop. For one week in June, students of all ages came together for a unique five-day, high-paced, immersive jazz program

Innovative, interdisciplinary health communication research wins $3 million grant to combat isolation in young adults

June 30, 2023, 10:33 AM
Even before U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued a dire warning this spring about the loneliness epidemic in America, two UNC researchers had already teamed up to work on a solution. Loneliness is the absence of social connection, and even before the separations brought about during the Covid-19 pandemic, one in two Americans reported experiencing loneliness. Barbara Fredrickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, studies the health benefits of positive emotions and positive connections for decades. In a new research project, she has paired up with the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media’s Associate Professor Allison Lazard, an expert in how visual design influences message perception, especially in a digital environment.

The Daily Tar Heel profiles Sharif Durhams '99 and his new role at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 28, 2023, 10:29 AM
The Daily Tar Heel, UNC's independent student newspaper, recently profiled UNC Hussman alumnus Sharif Durhams' '99 and his move to a new post at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he'll serve as the Georgia newspaper's managing editor of news. A former editor of The Daily Tar Heel, Durhams'  journalism career has included stops at CNN, McClatchy and most recently The Washington Post.

Kristen Harrison, leading scholar on children and media, joins UNC Hussman as Richard Cole Eminent Professor

June 27, 2023, 9:40 AM
Kristen Harrison, professor of communication and media at the University of Michigan, joins the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media on July 1, 2023, as the school’s Richard Cole Eminent Professor. “We are proud to welcome Kristen Harrison to our UNC Hussman community,” said Raul Reis, dean of the school. “Kristen is an esteemed scholar focused on media psychology, particularly children and media. She adds yet another dimension to the school’s depth of faculty thought leadership across diverse disciplines. We are excited to call her our Carolina colleague.” Harrison, who earned her doctorate in communication science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been a full professor at Michigan since 2011. An expert in media’s effects on children, she has consulted with Sesame Workshop and PBS Kids, and her research has been supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the William T. Grant Foundation.