Bringing Home The Gold

June 4, 2019, 12:00 AM
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Hearst-to-Hearst Talk with Megan Cain ’19 and Curry Kirkpatrick ’65

May 30, 2019, 1:00 PM
Megan Cain ’19 is off to San Francisco, one of 29 journalism students from across the country — and one of five from the MJ-school — to compete in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s 59th annual National Writing, Photojournalism, Radio, Television and Multimedia Championships June 1–6, 2019. On Tuesday, May 28, she spoke by phone with Hearst awardee Curry Kirkpatrick ’65, while he drove home to Hilton Head, South Carolina, from a Paul McCartney concert in Raleigh. Kirkpatrick, who penned iconic stories for Sports Illustrated for nearly 30 years and was recognized by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with a Curt Gowdy Media Award in 2001, was a Hearst award winner in 1963 and 1964. This interview has been condensed and edited.

Reese News Lab initiative brings audience-driven news to Chatham County

May 29, 2019, 5:01 PM
Story by the UNC Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media | Originally published May 29, 2019, on

Sharon Horton Jones’ motherly wisdom applies to life, academics

May 29, 2019, 1:39 PM
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'The Pulitzers of college journalism:' Hussman School takes home 4th overall Hearst championship in 5 years, 5 Tar Heels win big at individual championship level

May 22, 2019, 10:13 AM
The 2019 win marks eight intercollegiate national championships for the MJ-school and its fourth in only five years — the most of any of the more than 100 accredited programs in the country. Additionally, all five MJ-school finalists placed in the Top 3 for their respective categories: Alex Kormann '19 won first place in the national photojournalism championship; Megan Cain '19 won second place and Brighton McConnell '19 won third place in the national radio broadcast news championship; and Darian Murphy Woehr '19 won first place and Abby Cantrell '20 won third place in the national multimedia championship.

UNC at 69th annual ICA conference in Washington, DC

May 20, 2019, 6:22 PM
Nine graduate students, 10 faculty members and five alumni will represent the UNC School of Media and Journalism May 24-28, 2019, at the 69th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA).

Freedom of Speech on the UNC Chapel Hill Campus: What Students Understand About First Amendment Issues

May 20, 2019, 1:35 PM
Story by the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy | ​Originally published May 20, 2019, on

Preparing students to imagine, innovate and invent

May 15, 2019, 1:43 PM
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Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards 2019

May 8, 2019, 12:54 PM
Each year, the UNC School of Media and Journalism recognizes faculty and staff members for their commitment to excellence and their contributions to the school.

14 Hussman Schoolers to intern in DC thanks to 2019 Sharoky Fellowship Program funding

May 7, 2019, 2:34 PM
Another round of fellows will complete internships in Washington, D.C., in Summer 2019 thanks to the Sharoky Fellowship Program. This year, 14 scholars will contribute their talents to companies ranging from NBC News to the John F. Kennedy Center.