Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program announces 2023 U.S. cohort and guest speakers

May 17, 2023, 8:21 AM
The Bloomberg 2023 Journalism Diversity Program is pleased to introduce this year’s cohort, a group of 24 students, representing 18 universities in the United States. The program, in partnership with the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, will be held May 15-19, 2023, in-person at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York City for students studying in the United States. All expenses for participating students will be covered by Bloomberg.

Chancellor presents 2023 Faculty Awards for Global Excellence

May 14, 2023, 8:40 AM
Three UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members received the 2023 Faculty Awards for Global Excellence in a ceremony at the FedEx Global Education Center on May 2. The annual awards, administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs (OVPGA), recognize faculty contributions to advancing the University’s global vision articulated in Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good. Gina Chowa, Robert Jenkins and Tori Smith Ekstrand were selected from nearly 40 nominees.

Congrats, Hussman graduates

May 13, 2023, 8:32 AM
Friends and family members joined the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media to applaud the achievements and success of our graduates at the school's 2023 departmental spring commencement ceremony on May 13, 2023.

UNC Hussman students honored with school’s 2023 outstanding graduate awards

May 9, 2023, 9:13 AM
Among the more than 400 talented students to cross the stage during the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media’s commencement ceremony on May 13, six students will carry the distinction of having been selected as the Class of 2023’s most outstanding graduates in their respective programs. Prior to spring commencement each year, UNC Hussman faculty select top students to honor as the most outstanding graduates in the school’s undergraduate programs in journalism and advertising/public relations along with its online master’s, residential master’s and doctoral programs.

‘The story shifted’

May 8, 2023, 10:19 AM
In mid-May, Kate Slate (MA ‘23) will graduate with a master’s degree from the Hussman School of Journalism and Media and start her career working at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy — the result of interdisciplinary coursework and supportive faculty.

A dream come true

May 7, 2023, 1:39 PM
Abby Young had always dreamed of graduating from Carolina. But there was a time when she wasn’t sure she’d be able to graduate high school on schedule, much less go to college. During her sophomore year of high school, Young was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. “When I was diagnosed, I thought, ‘I’m not going to let this change who I am or stop me from doing anything I want to do,’” she recalled. “Three days before I was getting my surgery, I had to go to a pre-surgery consultation, and I had a chemistry test the next day. I was sitting there in the consultation with my binder, studying for my test because it was my dream to get into Carolina, and I was not going to let it stop me.” Cancer didn’t force Young to change her plans.

More than books

May 6, 2023, 9:22 AM
During the summer of 2022, Tushar Varma recorded hours of video and logged 15,000 miles in his red Prius, which he affectionately calls “Lola.” The UNC Hussman advertising major spent 78 days driving across the country and back again, all for the love of books and the stores they’re sold in. The goal? To make a documentary unpacking what makes these spaces unique and special — and how they continue to thrive alongside monoliths like Amazon and other major booksellers.

A second Fulbright empowers Davison’s storytelling mastery to explore Japan’s cultural crossroads

May 1, 2023, 8:17 AM
UNC Hussman Professor Pat Davison has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award for the 2023-24 academic year to produce a series of documentary videos examining the evolution of Japanese culture. It’s Davison’s second Fulbright, having been selected in 2014-15 to produce films examining Japan’s aging population.

Stephanie Brown retires after 14 years directing Park Library

April 28, 2023, 1:38 PM
The Daily Tar Heel produced an article on UNC Hussman's Stephanie Brown, director of the school's Park Library, who will retire at the end of the semester. Read the full piece here or below.

Week of Kindness April 24-28

April 24, 2023, 9:11 AM
UNC Hussman's "Week of Kindness" kicks off April 24! Sponsored by the school's Access, Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (ABIDE) committee, the week will include several special moments April 24 - 28, 2023.