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UNC Hussman moves to strengthen, diversify faculty ranks with multiple searches

October 5, 2021, 11:37 AM
With a slate of faculty searches this semester, the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media is invested in the future and poised to add significantly to its scholarly and professional depth and expertise — a traditional hallmark of the school.

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David Zucchino ’73 and Dean Susan King have wide-reaching conversation about Afghanistan

September 29, 2021, 8:54 PM
by Barbara Wiedemann
More than 230 UNC Hussman community members from around the country logged into Zoom at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, under the UNC Hussman Webinar Series banner for a unique opportunity to hear from one of the country’s most widely respected foreign correspondents, David Zucchino ’73, on his 20-year-long view of Afghanistan.

Research Publication Roundup: September 2021

September 29, 2021, 3:59 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.

Find your people: Coulture magazine Co-Editor-in-Chief Nupur Shah ’22

September 29, 2021, 2:00 PM
by Barbara Wiedemann
With the fall semester underway and class and work schedules consolidating, now might be the time for new UNC Hussman students to “find their people.” To that end, we’re profiling a series of student leaders and the interest groups they represent. Part 3 in our series: Coulture magazine Co-Editor-in-Chief Nupur Shah ’22.

Barb Lee ’88 to focus on diversity’s importance in education and filmmaking as school’s Barry Saunders Visiting Professional Oct. 4–8

September 27, 2021, 10:18 AM
UNC Hussman welcomes documentary film producer Barb Lee ’88 as our Barry Saunders Visiting Professional for the week of Oct. 4-8, 2021.
The Saunders Visiting Professional program was established in 2018 to enrich the diversity of perspectives for Hussman students by bringing top professionals in residence to the school.

20 years in Afghanistan: A foreign correspondent's long view

September 20, 2021, 2:05 PM
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino ’73 is a contributing writer for The New York Times. He has reported from more than three dozen countries. Join Zucchino and Dean Susan King for a discussion, followed by a Q&A session between Zucchino and our webinar audience.

Find your people: Heelprint Communications CEO Madison Welsh ’22

September 17, 2021, 2:18 PM
by Barbara Wiedemann
With the fall semester underway and class and work schedules consolidating, now might be the time for new UNC Hussman students to “find their people.” To that end, we’re profiling a series of student leaders and the interest groups they represent: Heelprint Communications CEO Madison Welsh ’22

Democracy and Public Discourse: Shannon McGregor takes part in UNC faculty discussion

September 17, 2021, 6:29 AM
UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Assistant Professor Shannon McGregor joined an interdisciplinary UNC faculty panel for the discussion “Democracy & Public Discourse,” hosted by UNC’s Program for Public Discourse on Sept. 14.

Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand pledge $1 million to support Ida B. Wells Society’s efforts to increase diversity in the field of investigative journalism

September 9, 2021, 9:29 AM
by Barbara Wiedemann
A $1 million grant from the Black Community Commitment made by basketball legend Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand will boost the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting’s efforts to increase diversity in the field of investigative journalism with outreach efforts aimed at aspiring young journalists of color. The grant, announced in May, will enable the Society to expand its college internship partnerships, build a summer journalism program at a historically Black North Carolina college, and launch a yearlong high school journalism project at a majority Black and Latino public high school in that state. The Ida B. Wells Society, housed at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC-Chapel Hill and founded in 2016 to train and support reporters of color who want to pursue investigative and accountability reporting and to increase and improve reporting on racial inequality, is one of just three organizations in the country to be named as part of the latest efforts toward the pledge.

Peer-to-peer mentors aid students in Career Services

September 6, 2021, 11:39 AM
This semester, Career Services welcomes three new students to its Career Peers program, an initiative launched last year in which the students work with the Career Services team to support other undergraduate students during the job and internship search process. This year’s Career Peers are Sarah Bradley ’22, Mac Parker ’23 and Katie Sohmer ’22. Career Peers will provide support from editing resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles to offering interview tips and informal chats about students’ concerns and their own experiences and insights. The Career Peers will also assist in programming various student-focused events such as "Meet the Pros" and a student-to-student internship fair.