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UNC Hussman students win big at ACP Awards

October 27, 2020, 4:52 PM
UNC Hussman students and recent graduates won big at the recent Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Awards for their team and individual work with The Daily Tar Heel in the prestigious national competition that honors the best in college media throughout the nation each year.

UNC Hussman in the news: Tech from Steven King, Reese Innovation Lab, encourages safe behavior at sporting events

October 23, 2020, 3:11 PM
UNC Hussman Associate Professor Steven King, head of the Reese Innovation Lab, has been in the news this week for his innovative work using artificial intelligence to attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus at large events.

Valentina Arismendi ’21 presents to nearly 4,000 virtual attendees at Adobe MAX 2020

October 21, 2020, 11:09 AM
What do photographer Annie Leibovitz, filmmaker Ava DuVernay and UNC Hussman senior Valentina Arismendi ’21 have in common? Each talked in depth about creative storytelling on Tuesday, sharing her point of view with a global virtual audience at Adobe MAX 2020, The Creativity Conference. The irrepressibly curious Arismendi took a less than straight path to success at UNC. She detailed that winding journey in her Tuesday, October 20, Adobe MAX 2020 presentation “One Student’s Journey: How Digital Literacy Assignments Can Propel Success,” to 3,960 attendees from across the globe.

Three UNC Hussman students recognized for exceptional academic achievement

October 16, 2020, 11:52 AM
UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media students Alice Bennett ’22, Kayley Carpenter ’21 and Maddie Ellis ’22 — three of the 19,117 undergraduate students currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill — will be inducted into the Carolina chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society in a virtual ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16. The three join 181 additional Carolina students (and ten alumni) being recognized by the nation’s oldest honor society for exceptional academic achievement in the arts and sciences.

DTH profiles UNC Hussman Career Peers program

October 15, 2020, 9:44 AM
The Daily Tar Heel is featuring UNC Hussman's Career Peers program, launched this fall. Chelsea Ramsey reports on the three Hussman students currently leading the program, all of whom specialize in different areas of journalism and media. Seniors Isabel Hewgley, Alice Lim and Niki Suchy will mentor other students, offer professional advice and organize events like the upcoming student-to-student internship fair.

Anu Anand ’95 recognized with UNC’s 2020 Distinguished Alumna Award

October 14, 2020, 12:25 PM
UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media graduate Anu Anand ’95 was one of six University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduates to receive a 2020 UNC Chapel Hill Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Award in a virtual ceremony held on University Day, Monday, October 12. Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz presided over the presentation.

Ida B. Wells Society welcomes Rhema Bland

October 12, 2020, 10:59 AM
Bland is the new director of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Co-founded by award-winning journalists Nikole Hannah-Jones (M.A. ’03), Ron Nixon and Topher Sanders, the society seeks to increase the ranks, retention and profile of reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting.

UNC Hussman students, industry leaders discuss role of objectivity in journalism

October 9, 2020, 3:32 PM
When UNC Hussman adopted its new name in 2019 it also enshrined core values on the wall of its school: impartiality, integrity, objectivity and truth-seeking.

UNC-Chapel Hill Spring 2021 Update

October 8, 2020, 5:04 PM

Raising the stakes to ensure local news thrives

October 1, 2020, 12:09 PM
A new $2.23 million Knight Foundation investment will support the UNC Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local News and Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative.