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Kevin Gomez-Gonzalez ’23 named to National Humanities Leadership Council

January 28, 2022, 5:26 AM
by Barbara Wiedemann
The National Humanities Center headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, welcomed 17 undergraduates to its inaugural National Humanities Leadership Council in January 2022, including UNC Hussman School of Media and Journalism junior Kevin Gomez-Gonzalez ’23. Participants were nominated by faculty from colleges and universities across the country. They’ll receive professional development and mentoring from leading scholars and other humanities professionals in a series of opportunities scheduled throughout the spring 2022 semester.

Research Publication Roundup: January 2022

January 26, 2022, 3:34 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.

On the air: Carolina Connection

January 26, 2022, 9:04 AM
Ava Pukatch ’22 didn’t even know she liked audio journalism until she joined Carolina Connection, UNC Hussman’s student-produced radio show and podcast platform. Then, she realized she loved it. She enjoyed the immediacy of the audio format and its smooth fit into Generation Z’s iPhone-always-in-hand habits. “Audio’s so accessible, and you can tell really good stories,” said Pukatch. “You can get really creative and tell stories in interesting ways.” Pukatch is one of about 25 students telling stories at Carolina Connection this semester, where they produce stories weekly that populate the Carolina Connection website, air every Saturday on local station 97.9 The Hill WCHL, and then get expanded on Carolina Connection’s podcast platform.

Eric Garcia ’14 discusses his new book ‘We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation’

January 26, 2022, 8:38 AM
Autistic people don’t need to be fixed, they need to be included — that was the theme threading through 2014 graduate Eric Garcia’s Jan. 19, 2022, talk at UNC. “Essentially this book is part memoir, part reporting, part manifesto,” Garcia told Emily Jones, a librarian at the Health Sciences Library, during the webinar hosted by UNC’s University Libraries as part of the “Well Read” series, which brings Carolina-connected authors to campus.

Listening for diversity: Student podcast explores inclusivity in media

January 18, 2022, 4:47 PM
Generation Z. South Asian immigrants. Spider-Man. UNC Hussman students discuss these topics and more in the podcast “Can You Hear Us Now: Inclusivity in the Media,” a project produced in the “MEJO 441: Diversity and Communication” course.

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, vitalimpacts.org 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.