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Leaving a legacy of research on gender-based violence, Anne Johnston retires

July 15, 2020, 5:10 PM
By Beth Hatcher
A self-described Army brat, Anne Johnston learned a lot of things moving around during her childhood.
Adaptation was one.
Asking questions was another — a personality trait that formed the foundation of a career that has examined not only why we ask questions but why we ask the ones we do.

After forging her own path in health communication, Joan Cates retires

July 15, 2020, 12:08 PM
By Beth Hatcher
Joan Cates was 59 when she got a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and an M.P.H. in Health Policy at UNC, adding to an already distinguished career that included three decades of front-line health communications and social redevelopment work.

UNC Hussman faculty members appointed to professorships

July 14, 2020, 2:07 PM
Six UNC Hussman faculty members were recently selected for prestigious professorships in the school. There are a total of 16 such professorships that have been established to enable to school to recruit and retain top faculty talent and honor distinguished alumni and former faculty.

New video: Curtis Media Center construction

July 9, 2020, 1:30 PM
UNC Hussman’s new state-of-the-art Curtis Media Center is on its way, after demolition occurred on the former Phillips Annex site on Polk Place this month. It clears the way for a leading-edge flexible space that brings together students and faculty around emerging technology in a collaborative environment.

Associate Professor Trevy McDonald named Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

July 1, 2020, 5:08 PM
“Without diversity there is no excellence.”

Producing ‘The College Test’ for ‘60 Minutes’

June 25, 2020, 4:06 PM
by Barbara Wiedemann

Nikole Hannah-Jones ’03 (M.A.) talks with Carolina historian Jim Leloudis

June 25, 2020, 12:51 PM
by Kyle York
UNC Hussman Park Fellow alumna Nikole Hannah-Jones (M.A. ’03) of The New York Times Magazine joined Professor James Leloudis of the UNC Department of History in conversation on June 24.

2020 report from UNC Hussman Knight Chair on the state of local journalism

June 24, 2020, 1:40 AM
The latest report on the state of local news by Penelope Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at UNC Hussman, was released June 24 by the UNC Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media.

Noar awarded 5-year, $3.35 million grant to develop, test e-cigarette prevention messaging

June 22, 2020, 2:27 PM
UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Professor Seth Noar has received a five-year, $3.35 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to lead a national study to develop and test messages that discourage adolescents from using electronic cigarettes.

UNC Hussman Dean Susan King joins 10 deans at leading journalism schools in statement of shared values

June 20, 2020, 8:02 PM
The deans at the 11 journalism schools that lead the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education met at the Knight Foundation in Miami in January 2020 for their annual meeting at which newspaper publisher Walter Hussman challenged the deans to create a statement of shared values.