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The Hussman global guarantee

December 3, 2019, 1:04 PM
UNC-Chapel Hill offers its students a global guarantee, aiming to ensure that all students — even those who never travel abroad while at UNC — receive a substantive combination of knowledge, experiences and skills to be engaged and dynamic global citizens. UNC Hussman’s growing Global, Immersive and Professional (GIP) programs team furthers that guarantee for the school. Over half of Hussman’s most recent graduating class (2018) took part in a global experience either by studying or working abroad, interning for an international organization or participating in courses and projects with a global component.

Hussman field hockey players reflect on a perfect season

November 27, 2019, 3:29 PM
UNC Hussman students have a special reason to give thanks this holiday season: an NCAA trophy. The UNC women’s field hockey team brought home the national championship November 24, after a 6-1 win over Princeton. And four UNC Hussman students helped propel the team to victory this year: Bryn Boylan ’21, Catherine Hayden ’19, Eva Smolenaars ’21 and Erin Matson ’22. Hayden, Smolenaars and Matson spoke about the victory and how their team and school got them through the tough season.

Research Publication Roundup: November 2019

November 26, 2019, 11:11 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.

UNC Hussman students win digital news awards

November 25, 2019, 4:50 PM
 
Students from the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media were recently recognized with awards from the Radio and Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas, which highlights outstanding work of professional and student journalists each year. 

Ida B. Wells Society and UNC Hussman launch partnership with inaugural event

November 22, 2019, 6:55 PM
 
The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media hosted a remarkable event Saturday, Nov. 16, launching its partnership with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. The program featured the society’s co-founders Nikole Hannah-Jones ’03 (M.A.), domestic correspondent at The New York Times Magazine and creator of The 1619 Project, and Ron Nixon, international investigations editor at the Associated Press. UNC Hussman Dean Susan King hosted the event with Calvin Hall, department chair and associate professor in the Department of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University. The third co-founder, ProPublica reporter Topher Sanders, sent in a video greeting from a current investigative reporting trip in Mexico.

America’s Shadow Wars and the Role of the Media: Mark Mazzetti and Adm. Dennis Blair speak at Hussman

November 22, 2019, 4:47 PM
UNC Hussman and the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense demonstrated the power of collaboration within the UNC community this week with a joint lecture on national intelligence and reporting. UNC Hussman faculty member Adam Hochberg moderated a discussion between Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter Mark Mazzetti and Adm. Dennis Blair, the Knott Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Practice in the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense. Blair and Mazzetti gave students a behind-the-scenes look at the sometimes opposing viewpoints of intelligence and journalism communities on national security stories.

Meaningful time: A week with alumna Julie Dixon, Barry Saunders Visiting Professional

November 22, 2019, 1:28 PM
Public relations executive Julie “Jules” Dixon ‘91 gave UNC Hussman students valuable insight into the communications field with a week in residence as a Barry Saunders Visiting Professional in November. The program, which was established in 2018 by an anonymous donor to honor the longtime former News & Observer columnist, brings top professionals in residence at UNC Hussman to connect and interact with students, sharing diverse perspectives from industry.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Jules Dixon '91

November 20, 2019, 12:20 PM
Alumna Julie "Jules" Dixon '91 is an NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame publicist and a senior communications strategist with over 28 years of top-tier expertise in crisis communications, social media relations, sports marketing, integrated marketing, entertainment, corporate communications, internal communications and diversity/inclusion recruitment.

UNC at NCA and MAPOR 2019

November 20, 2019, 11:46 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.
Below is a list of recently presented scholarship by UNC Hussman faculty and students, including Park doctoral fellow Jordan Morehouse (right), who presented an award-winning paper at the NCA Convention.

Bloomberg journalists on news and innovation

November 15, 2019, 4:36 PM
Do you know how to spot fake news, work with artificial intelligence and report with automated data? Those are all new skills that today’s journalists need as they embark on their careers. Three top Bloomberg News journalists gave UNC Hussman students their insights and tips on reporting with technology during a workshop on innovation and news on Friday.