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‘What is a journalist?’ 
with Eugene Scott ’03

June 11, 2020, 9:23 AM
Washington Post political reporter, UNC Hussman alumnus and Board of Advisers member Eugene Scott ’03 writes about identity politics for The Fix. We spoked with him about a journalist’s role at this moment in history.

Rising senior Landon Bost ’21 one of 16 students nationwide invited to attend Sports Journalism Institute

June 9, 2020, 9:23 AM
Founded in 1992, the Sports Journalism Institute’s (SJI) fellowship program for minorities and women seeks to diversify sports journalism by training and then placing select students into internships. Sixteen students make up SJI’s class of 2020, including UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media student Landon Bost ’21, a Harrisburg, North Carolina, native. Bost just returned from the program’s weeklong sports journalism boot camp that began on June 1. It was held remotely — thanks to coronavirus health concerns — rather than at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Two UNC Hussman students named Hearst champions, as school wins 2020 national awards overall

June 9, 2020, 8:43 AM
By Grace Lamb-Atkinson
UNC Hussman already swept the overall 2020 Hearst Awards, winning the national championship, but now the finalist students have made the school even more proud with their strong showing in the individual national championships last weekend.

A Message from Dean Susan King

June 3, 2020, 11:14 AM
UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Dean Susan King sent the message below to our student and alumni communities this week. 
Dear Hussman students,

UNC Hussman wins 2020 Hearst Awards; five students advance to individual championships

June 3, 2020, 7:36 AM
By Grace Lamb-Atkinson
 
UPDATE (June 6, 2020): The five UNC Hussman students competing for individual national championships all had strong showings. Annabeth Poe and Payton Tysinger won national championships while Cambria Haro and Jared Weber placed third in their respective categories. Lucas Pruitt finished as a runner-up in the multimedia category. Updated story to come. 
 

UNC Hussman virtual yearbook

June 1, 2020, 11:10 AM
UNC Hussman's Spring 2020 graduates dealt with an unprecedented, remote semester, and will be celebrating their graduation in person at the University at a future date. But a recent UNC Hussman alumna, Laura Brache, and Undergraduate Hub Coordinator Alyssa Anderson created a virtual yearbook to mark the graduates' accomplishments.

A mark of excellence: UNC Hussman students win national SPJ awards

May 26, 2020, 2:48 PM
Students from the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media scored major wins in the Society of Professional Journalists 2019 Mark of Excellence awards with first place winners and finalist honors in the national contest, which recognizes collegiate work published or broadcasted during 2019.

The Big Scribble: a new contest gives some UNC Hussman students a reason to keep writing

May 26, 2020, 1:13 AM
In Aprll 2020, sports writers Jonathan Eig and Jeff Pearlman started a student writing contest called The Big Scribble. Contestants would hear back from six established writers on their entries over five weeks. Top winners got the opportunity to consult with different well-known writers. Confined by the coronavirus to do their reporting and writing from childhood bedrooms and family basements, over four hundred quarantined students answered the call and took on the first Big Scribble assignment on April 20. Three students represented UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media in the group of 160 students from around the world who made it through the first of the competition’s five weekly rounds: Parth Upadhyaya ’20, Elizabeth Moore ’22 and Hannah Towey ’21. Towey made to the Top Ten.

Steven King’s virtual reality education featured on ABC News special

May 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

UNC Hussman honors faculty, staff commitment to innovation and excellence with annual awards

May 19, 2020, 4:37 PM
The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media recognized faculty and staff for a commitment to excellence and contributions to the school community. The 2020 faculty and staff excellence awards were presented Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in a virtual school-wide meeting of faculty and staff.