Research Publication Roundup: January 2021

February 1, 2021, 4:51 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.

Associate Professor Trevy McDonald honored as Unsung Hero

January 28, 2021, 10:11 AM
UNC Hussman’s Trevy McDonald, the Julian Scheer Term Associate Professor, has been honored by UNC for her commitment to inclusion with one of this year’s MLK Unsung Heroes awards. McDonald, who has a long history as both a beloved faculty member and mentor of students throughout the school, was honored for her work in a live-streamed ceremony on Jan. 26, 2021. McDonald has served on UNC Hussman’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, was a longtime advisor to the Carolina Association of Black Journalists and recently was the school’s first choice to serve as its inaugural Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  

UNC Hussman Career Services’ virtual internship fair delivers real-world advice

January 27, 2021, 11:36 AM
Even in a virtual environment, the career services staff at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media is still connecting students to the real-world experiences that lead them to job opportunities and career success. This fall, UNC Hussman Career Services held its annual student-to-student internship fair virtually with a panel of students who shared their internship experiences and answered questions about the ins and outs of finding internships, as well as navigating the unique challenges of interning remotely.

Undergraduate research at UNC Hussman reveals a decline in public health funding trends in NC

January 21, 2021, 10:34 PM
Led by junior Rachel Crumpler, a team of four UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media undergraduate students in Associate Professor Ryan Thornburg's fall “Advanced Data Reporting” class have uncovered a nearly decade-long decline in funding for local public health departments across the state of North Carolina.

UNC Hussman scholars weigh in on social platforms and Trump

January 13, 2021, 1:20 PM
Three UNC Hussman scholars with expertise in digital political communication — Deen Freelon, Daniel Kreiss and Shannon McGregor — continue to be called on by media sources across the country to weigh in and provide context on-air and in print for the lightning-quick changes taking place in the social media sphere in reaction to the violent calls, either directly on social platforms or amplified there, to overtake the United States Capitol and disrupt the Electoral College vote count on January 6. 

Research Publication Roundup: December 2020

January 12, 2021, 4:16 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.

UNC Hussman Dean Susan King statement on the value of a free press when democracy is challenged

January 7, 2021, 1:30 PM
Democracy is fragile, and its lifeblood is a robust and independent media.Yesterday when the Capitol, a symbol of our nation’s great democracy, was breached, journalists proved why our Founding Fathers believed in the need for the First Amendment, a free press and journalists who would hold power accountable.

Hussman’s Barrett and Kreiss join Stanford expert panel on tech and 2020

December 18, 2020, 2:04 PM
UNC Hussman Associate Professor Daniel Kreiss and Ph.D. student Bridget Barrett were two of six panelists at a December “Digital Technology, Social Media and the 2020 Presidential Election” conference held by Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center (CPC) to explore the effect of digital technologies on the 2020 election. 

Sharif Durhams ’99 to lead newsrooms of Raleigh's News & Observer and Durham's Herald-Sun

December 17, 2020, 2:53 PM
UNC Hussman graduate Sharif Durhams ’99 will return to his home state of North Carolina this spring to lead the newsrooms of two of North Carolina’s most consequential newspapers – Raleigh’s News & Observer and Durham’s Herald-Sun.

Groundbreaking researcher and former media executive Penny Abernathy leaves legacy of mentorship at UNC Hussman

December 17, 2020, 1:47 AM
As Penny Abernathy retires as the Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media after 12 years, she says she is most proud of how her experience, knowledge and dogged truth-seeking have come together at Carolina in one serendipitous role – teacher.