Campaign for Carolina and UNC Hussman surpass ambitious fundraising goals

January 13, 2022, 12:52 AM
The Campaign for Carolina meets its $4.25 billion goal. UNC Hussman, surpassing its $75 million goal, keeps focus on school funding priorites.

Research Publication Roundup

December 16, 2021, 2:19 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.
Doctoral student Autumn Linford recently published two pieces examining journalism history. More details on this study are listed below, along with a list of other recently published or presented scholarship by UNC Hussman faculty, students and alumni.

Carolina grads Ami Vitale and Eileen Mignoni combine storytelling talents to make a vital impact

December 10, 2021, 10:05 AM
by Barbara Wiedemann
UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media graduate Eileen Mignoni ’09 (M.A.) and 1994 Carolina graduate Ami Vitale have combined forces to develop a woman-led nonprofit called Vital Impacts. The Montana-based organization supports grassroots organizations who are protecting people, wildlife and habitats. Through December 31, 2021, is offering their second annual fine art print sale of works by Jane Goodall and 100 widely respected fine art and nature photographers. 

Perfectly pitched for success

December 7, 2021, 7:23 AM
by Barbara Wiedemann
A media and journalism major with a music minor, Mary King loves journalism — and is passionate about music, too. When she graduates from UNC-Chapel Hill this weekend, this classical soprano with perfect pitch says she’ll be happy as “a writer who can’t stop editing,” with music as her go-to for work/life balance.

Making a dream a reality

December 6, 2021, 8:12 PM
Graduating senior Nick Perlin will fulfill one of his childhood dreams when he graduates from UNC-Chapel Hill this weekend. But the journey to Winter Commencement wasn’t an easy one for the future journalist.

Teaching inclusivity and hard conversations in community journalism

December 5, 2021, 4:16 PM
Erin Siegal McIntyre knows that building trust in news starts locally and can mean difficult conversations often focused on groups that have been historically underrepresented by traditional media outlets. That’s why this semester the UNC Hussman assistant professor partnered with the national nonprofit Cortico and its Local Voices Network to hold community conversations addressing inequity in her “MEJO 459: Community Journalism” class.


November 29, 2021, 11:30 AM
Ever since she was a kid, Carolina alumna Janie Sircey knew she wanted a career with LEGO. Using the skills she first honed at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, Sircey has built a career that led to that dream job.

'Race Night' written, directed and produced by Sean Jackson ’10

November 29, 2021, 9:56 AM
by Barbara Wiedemann
”Race Night” is an award-winning 2021 short documentary about flat-track motorcycle racing written, directed and produced by 2006–10 Carolina lacrosse player and UNC Hussman graduate Sean Jackson ’10. “It’s about what we do in our lives that gives us agency,” says Jackson of his first filmmaking endeavor. “What nobody can take away from us when we have nothing.”

Washington Experience course offers in-person look at political communications

November 16, 2021, 12:37 PM
By Beth Hatcher
A group of UNC Hussman students visited Washington, D.C., over fall break, getting a close look at the political communications industry thanks to an itinerary packed with visits with alumni and other communications professionals working in the nation’s capital.

Hennink-Kaminski named interim dean

November 5, 2021, 7:34 AM
by Barbara Wiedemann
Hugh Morton Distinguished Professor Heidi Hennink-Kaminski, current senior associate dean for graduate studies in the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, will become the school’s interim dean on January 1, 2022. UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Robert A. Blouin announced today that Hennink-Kaminski will serve as interim dean until a new dean is appointed. Susan King, dean of the school and John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor since January 1, 2012, announced in August that she would step down after a decade as dean. King expects to return to the faculty to teach.