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Student to student mentoring: UNC Hussman launches Career Peers program

September 30, 2020, 10:14 AM
Dean Susan King calls this year’s seniors “the resilient class.” Throughout UNC Hussman’s transition to remote learning, UNC Hussman faculty and staff have noticed one theme: students helping students. Now, UNC Hussman Career Services is channeling that spirit into a new program: Career Peers.

Research Publication Roundup: September 2020

September 25, 2020, 5:11 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.

A new kind of newsroom: The 19th* Deputy Editor Abby Johnston on innovative reporting

September 24, 2020, 1:00 PM
By Grace Lamb-Atkinson“Made me proud to be studying journalism”
“Provided much-needed inspiration”
"Eye-opening and enlightening"
“Gave me hope”
“Do you offer internships?”
When those reactions to a guest speaker roll in from students, you know you’ve done something right.

The de-facto dean of American journalism joins Dean Susan King and four Hussman students for Nelson Benton Lecture and debate

September 24, 2020, 1:32 AM
To be a good journalist, Washington Post Executive Editor Martin “Marty” Baron told a UNC Hussman audience yesterday, you need both a soul and a spine. A soul to undertake and feel a deep commitment to the pursuit of truth. And a spine to withstand the most vicious attacks. Over 300 students, alumni and friends of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media attended the 2020 Nelson Benton Lecture in webinar format at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23. 

Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron to give UNC Hussman’s Benton Lecture Sept. 23

September 21, 2020, 9:36 PM
Martin "Marty" Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, will give the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media’s Nelson Benton Lecture via Zoom webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. UNC Hussman students Sophia Fanning, Mary Slade McKee, John Ratkowiak and Ruth Samuel will join Baron, along with Dean Susan King, for discussion and Q&A.

A legacy of leadership and public service: UNC Hussman announces new executive-in-residence program honoring alumnus Frank A. Daniels Jr.

September 19, 2020, 12:50 PM
On September 23, the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media announced a new executive-in-residence program established to honor alumnus Frank Daniels Jr. ‘53, the legendary president and publisher of The News & Observer based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Double Feature: Deen Freelon’s back-to-back Science papers

September 18, 2020, 1:00 PM
A social scientist whose research makes it into the pages of the STEM-focused Science magazine is a notable event. Founded in 1880 with seed money provided by Thomas Edison, today The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nonprofit publisher of the Science family of journals, reaches 16 million views each month on its websites. To have a second paper featured in Science a week later, as UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Associate Professor Deen Freelon did earlier this month, made a splash in social science circles.

FAQs for Fall 2020 semester

September 10, 2020, 4:23 PM
The Fall 2020 semester poses unique challenges to students, but we are here for you. The members of the UNC Hussman faculty and staff are committed to providing the best possible remote education and remaining empathetic to students’ needs during this time. Below, we’ve compiled answers to some of your most pressing questions about this semester, including updates for the move to remote-only instruction.

Pursuing the dream: Giulia Heyward ’21 (M.A.), UNC Hussman journalist on the rise

September 2, 2020, 1:25 PM
UNC Hussman Roy H. Park Fellow Amari Pollard ’21 (M.A.) talked with fellow Park scholar Giulia Heyward ’21 (M.A.) about a year filled with firsts, including Heyward’s first two bylines in The New York Times.

Aug. 26 Message to UNC Hussman Students from Dean Susan King

August 26, 2020, 10:56 AM
Dear UNC Hussman Students,
I hope that the pause in classes helped give you some space and time and to sort out the rapid changes of this Fall 2020 semester. 
We know how tough these last two weeks have been for you.