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New class gives students a view of Asian entertainment marketing

November 4, 2021, 12:18 PM
What do a tale about a mermaid, a violent parody of capitalism and a beat-the-odds story of defying gender norms have in common? They represent a sampling of Asia’s highest-grossing films and television shows and content up for study in Associate Professor Joe Czabovsky’s “MEJO 490: Asian Entertainment Media and Marketing” course this semester.

Student ambassadors pay it forward

November 3, 2021, 4:20 PM
You might see them leading tours through Carroll Hall, listing off facts and history tidbits of the school for groups of prospective students. Or you might spot them assisting at events like New Student Orientation. Who are they? They are the Hussman School Ambassadors, members of a student initiative created in 2012 to help future and current students best navigate and succeed in the school.

Polyglot Anwar Boutayba ’23 studies globally and finds mentors locally as a Carolina Covenant Scholar

October 22, 2021, 9:19 AM
by Barbara Wiedemann
Covenant Scholar Anwar Boutayba ’23 spent his first seven years in Casablanca, Morocco, speaking Berber and French. Today, the Carolina junior is studying advertising and public relations at UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media and getting a second major in global studies. He’s a Campus Y Bonner Leader, co-associate-EIC of Coulture magazine, a public relations fellow with Reese Innovation Lab and has had internships with L’Oreal and NBCUniversal. He plans to spend a semester at Sciences Po’s Paris campus this spring.

Barnes awarded KTA grant for research on visual storytelling

October 21, 2021, 10:39 AM
Creating immersive, explanatory storytelling is expensive, but cloud computing can help by allowing creators to take advantage of the power of dozens of computers at one time. Spencer Barnes, associate professor in the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, plans to prove that.

Spotlight on filmmaker Spencer Bakalar ’13, a Carolina Covenant twin

October 21, 2021, 9:37 AM
by Barbara Wiedemann
UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media graduate Spencer Bakalar ’13 is a senior video producer at Time magazine, where she has the opportunity to film world leaders and newsmakers on a regular basis. She and her twin sister, Madison, were Covenant Scholars at Carolina. Both have found their way to successful storytelling careers, in part thanks to the path towards a debt-free graduation that was paved by the signature scholarship program.

Remembering Don Shaw: 1936 — 2021

October 20, 2021, 10:00 AM
Don Shaw '59, '60 (M.A.) — alumnus, professor, eminent communication historian and theorist, retired U.S. Army Reserve officer and writer — passed away Oct. 19, 2021. Shaw taught at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media for 46 years. He was the Kenan Professor Emeritus at the school.

Visiting International Scholars infuse global perspectives at school

October 19, 2021, 1:06 PM
The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media is hosting eight media professionals and academics from Asia as part of its Visiting International Scholars (VIS) program. The scholars spend one year learning about the American media landscape and performing their own research. UNC Hussman Associate Professor Suman Lee is the program’s faculty adviser.

UNC Hussman Professor Daniel Kreiss’ October 13 public lecture on social media and democracy

October 15, 2021, 11:49 AM
by Barbara Wiedemann
UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Professor Daniel Kreiss, whose research explores the impact of technological change on the public sphere and political practice, gave a hybrid public lecture to a Carolina Public Humanities audience on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 13, on social media and democracy. Listeners participated in person at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill and from the professionally filmed and mixed live Zoom broadcast.

Search for UNC Hussman Dean underway

October 13, 2021, 11:34 AM
The University of North Carolina at Chapel is seeking a transformational leader to serve as dean of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media with a vision for the future and the ability to lead change.

User friendly: Laura Ruel teaches students the art and science of UX while engaging community clients

October 8, 2021, 2:11 PM
By Beth Hatcher
Good web design puts the user first, and at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Associate Professor Laura Ruel makes sure her students know their way around making a website user friendly.
It’s just good business.