STORY: Renewing the ‘values, standards and practices’ of journalism and media

September 10, 2019, 12:10 PM
Printed on the second page of each of the 10 daily newspapers that Carolina alumnus Walter Hussman Jr. and his family own are the core values that his publications adhere to: objectivity, impartiality, integrity and truth-seeking. Those values are being embraced enthusiastically at Carolina and will serve as a driving statement behind the newly named University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media. With a $25 million gift to the school, the Hussman family is investing heavily in the future of journalism and the media professions and reinforcing those values for the next generation of media leaders being trained at Carolina.

Hussman Core Values

September 10, 2019, 12:01 PM
With these core values, the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media is positioned to help rebuild the bond between the public and the media.

VIDEO: A transformative gift for the future of journalism

September 10, 2019, 4:48 AM

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Walter Hussman, Jr. '68

September 9, 2019, 4:45 PM
Walter Hussman, Jr. '68 With a $25 million gift in unrestricted endowed funds, Hussman, his wife Ben and their family make a significant investment in not only students, faculty and staff at the Hussman School, but also in the future of a profession which has the power to shape the world for the better.

As ACC Network launches Aug. 22, Carolina opens production center

August 30, 2019, 10:25 AM
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Small town boy Rickie David Willis ’75 makes good, does good

August 28, 2019, 11:00 AM
The first in his immediate family to graduate from college, Rickie David Willis ’75 built a 50-year career in radio and television at stations throughout the country, spending the last half of his career as a news executive in the Triangle area of his native state. Under the auspices of the Campaign for Carolina at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Willis and his wife have created the Rickie David & Joy P. Willis Scholarship Fund with a goal of helping students attend the UNC School of Media and Journalism, particularly qualified community college students who want to transfer to Carolina but could use some financial assistance. It’s the type of support that Willis himself benefited from as a student at Carolina in the early ’70s. He and his wife are paying it forward, in a very generous way.

The Hussman School evolves with the industry by using smartphones for video assignments

August 25, 2019, 10:02 AM
Story by The Daily Tar Heel | Originally published Aug. 25, 2019, on

Professor wants to help students avoid debt at all costs with personal finance initiative

August 25, 2019, 12:00 AM
Story by The Daily Tar Heel | ​Originally published Aug. 25, 2019, on

The Ida B. Wells Society, Which Aims to Boost Investigative Reporters of Color, Relocates to UNC-Chapel Hill

August 21, 2019, 12:00 AM
Story by Indy Week | ​Originally published Aug. 21, 2019, on

Carolina People: Monica Hill

August 20, 2019, 12:00 AM
Story by the University Gazette | Originally published Aug. 20, 2019, on