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“Who took THAT?” UNC Hussman’s Ira Wilder ’24 on shooting Caleb Love in the Superdome late one Monday night

April 6, 2022, 5:43 PM
by Barbara Wiedemann
Q&A with photographer and Morehead-Cain scholar Ira Wilder ’24, who attended the Carolina men’s basketball team’s iconic NCAA Final Four win over Duke on Saturday, April 2, and heartbreaking “just miss” loss in the national championship game against the Kansas Jayhawks on Monday, April 4, both at the Superdome.

Don Shaw honored at 2022 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium

March 29, 2022, 7:14 PM
Bradley Hamm ’96 (Ph.D.) led a panel discussion at the 2022 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium about legendary UNC Hussman scholar Donald L. Shaw ’59, ’60 (M.A.) and his unique and extraordinary approach to mentoring for a lifetime. Shaw, who died last year, is well-known for his work on seminal agenda-setting research. Lesser known were his efforts mentoring graduate students and young professors. Joining Hamm were Shaw’s former students Erin Coyle ’10 (Ph.D.), Sherine El-Toukhy ’12 (Ph.D.), Milad Minooie ’18 (Ph.D.) and David Weaver ’74 (Ph.D.).

Research Publication Roundup: March 2022

March 29, 2022, 11:43 AM
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.

The HSAA Mentorship Program pairs future leaders with industry professionals for yearlong one-on-ones

March 29, 2022, 9:10 AM
The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media brings its powerful alumni network to bear each year with the HSAA Mentorship Program, pairing Hussman students with alumni mentors working in their fields of interest.

Raul Reis named dean of UNC Hussman

March 11, 2022, 12:53 AM
We are pleased to share that Raul Reis, dean and professor of the School of Communication at Emerson College, has been appointed dean of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, effective July 1. 

Researching representation: Ph.D. candidate Michele Meyer works with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

March 10, 2022, 11:47 AM
Ph.D. candidate Michele Meyer works with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media as senior director of research and methodologies. Founded in 2004 by Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis, the Institute works collaboratively within the entertainment industry to create gender balance, foster inclusion and reduce negative stereotyping in family entertainment media.

Read all about it: Studying women’s contributions to journalism

March 8, 2022, 11:40 AM
Picture 19th- and 20th-century kids who sold newspapers on the streets in American cities — referred to in slang as newsies. Now, picture one as female. That may not come naturally, but according to doctoral student Autumn Linford’s research, female newsies were not so uncommon, though obscured like many of the contributions women have made to journalism history. Linford, who has taught at Hussman as an adjunct professor, started her career as a local news reporter in her native Wyoming, at a regional newspaper where she covered everything from sports to local government. A desire to better understand journalism’s impact on society drew her to academia. Society’s impact on journalism, such as a devaluation of women’s professional contributions to the craft, became a focus of her academic work.

Five UNC Hussman students accept 2022 Multicultural Advertising Intern Program fellowships

March 4, 2022, 9:09 AM
by Barbara Wiedemann
There is some headway to be made in making advertising and public relations as a profession reflective of the diversity of our nation. In 2022, five UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media students will move that needle forward with their presence. It’s all thanks to a fellowship program known as the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) which UNC Hussman students have been enthusiastically participating in for over two decades, according to Career Services Director Jay Eubank.

Research Publication Roundup: February 2022

February 28, 2022, 3:21 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.

“The Legacy of Ida B. Wells: A Conversation with the Co-Founders of the Society” recap

February 25, 2022, 4:38 PM
In honor of Black History Month and its fifth anniversary, the Ida B. Wells Society hosted a special evening with co-founders Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ron Nixon and Topher Sanders reflecting on the lasting legacy of the organization’s namesake.
The discussion, held Feb. 23, 2022, focused on what it means to have Wells as the Society’s namesake and her work as a trailblazing paragon of investigative journalism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The co-founders shared how they were deeply inspired to name the Society after her to continue the efforts that expose abuses of power, hold our government accountable and work in the interests of the most vulnerable in our society.