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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.

Student entrepreneur Caitlyn Kumi’s brand Miss EmpowHer finds empowering culture at Hussman

December 15, 2020, 9:58 AM
A profile of entrepreneurial UNC Hussman Kaitlyn Kumi ’21 and her women's empowerment fashion-lifestlye brand Miss EmpowHer.

UNC Hussman’s fall 2020 “PR Campaigns” class takes on Rameses XXII as a client

December 14, 2020, 1:56 PM
UNC Hussman Teaching Assistant Professor Livis Freeman and his fall  “Public Relations Campaigns” class took on UNC live mascot Rameses and his longtime family of caretakers at Hogan’s Magnolia View Farms as a client. Thanks to the students’ proposals, the family sees a lot of new opportunities for working with the young ram that Ann Hogan Leonard describes as “just so good and so very gentle, he just took so well to the training.”

Students in Hussman’s ‘Freedom of Expression’ course capture COVID-era UNC student oral histories

December 8, 2020, 2:51 PM
During a semester marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and UNC’s decision to go to all-virtual learning, a research project conducted by the “MEJO 448: Freedom of Expression” course at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media ensures student voices will go down in history talking about the unprecedented time.

Could artists Kanye West, Jay-Z, J. Cole and Logic help reduce stigma and shape how young Americans talk about their mental health struggles?

December 7, 2020, 1:37 PM
A study released today in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that current rap hits are significantly more likely to include lyrics about depression, suicide and general mental health struggles than ever before. Lead researcher Alex Kresovich is a Roy H. Park Fellow Ph.D. student at UNC Hussman School of Journalism who studies rap music from a health communications perspective. 

Hussman’s Julia Johnson ’20 and father celebrate dual Carolina degrees

December 7, 2020, 9:53 AM
Julia and her father, Dean Johnson, are both celebrating graduations from the University this Fall. Julia received her undergraduate degree in media and journalism, while her father earned an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Witnessing history: Large Tar Heel audience hears from trailblazer Karen Parker ’65 in the 2020 Eve Marie Carson Lecture

December 3, 2020, 1:56 PM
This year, communities across the country, including at UNC-Chapel Hill, came together to face unprecedented challenges while also delving into a nationwide racial reckoning. This year’s Eve Carson Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Dec. 2 by journalist Karen Parker ’65 helped a 600-plus virtual audience explore the complex history that led to this unique moment.

Hussman grad Carolyn Van Houten named one of Forbes 30 Under 30

December 1, 2020, 4:51 PM
Carolyn Van Houten ’14 graduated from UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media only six years ago, but the industry has already recognized her as a leader in her field of photojournalism. This week, the 29-year-old native North Carolinian was selected for the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the Media category. Van Houten is a photojournalist at The Washington Post, based in Washington, D.C.