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MJ-school welcomes award-winning international journalist Kate O'Brian as Hearst Visiting Professor

Jul. 27, 2016, 2:11 PM
Kate O'Brian, president of Al Jazeera America, will join the faculty of the UNC School of Media and Journalism as a Hearst Visiting Professor. With a background in digital platforms, television, radio and investigative reporting, O'Brian will teach Media Hub, a capstone course in the MJ-school.

UNC MJ-school partners with Olympic News Service for students to cover Olympic Games in Rio

Jul. 27, 2016, 9:21 AM
Twenty-nine students traveled to Brazil with the UNC School of Media and Journalism to cover the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in partnership with the Olympic News Service and the University of Memphis.

UNC at AEJMC 2016 in Minneapolis

Jul. 26, 2016, 11:21 AM
Nine graduate students, 12 faculty members and 48 alumni will represent the UNC School of Media and Journalism Aug. 4–7, 2016, at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) national convention in Minneapolis.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Aaron Dodson '15

Jul. 21, 2016, 11:34 AM
In this Start Here / Never Stop Podcast episode, Dean Susan King has the opportunity to speak with alumnus Aaron Dodson '15, who has made his way from the MJ-school to The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post and now The Undefeated — ESPN's premier platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture.

Dean Emeritus Jean Folkerts honored with lifetime achievement award from American Journalism Historians Association

Jul. 15, 2016, 10:06 PM
Jean Folkerts, dean emeritus of the UNC School of Media and Journalism — now a visiting professor and scholar at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University — has won the 2016 Sidney Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism History.
Folkerts served as dean of the UNC MJ-school from 2005-11.

Noar honored (again) as top health communication scholar

Jul. 15, 2016, 9:50 AM
UNC School of Media and Journalism Professor Seth Noar has been named the 2016 Outstanding Health Communication Scholar by the National Communication Association (NCA).
Noar will be recognized for the honor at NCA’s annual conference in Philadelphia on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. The award comes just months after Noar received the Lewis Donohew Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award at the biennial Kentucky Conference on Health Communication in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Capitol Broadcasting Company to support national media diversity programs based at UNC MJ-school

Jul. 14, 2016, 9:52 PM
The UNC School of Media and Journalism announced today that Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC) will support two national media diversity initiatives administered by the school. Capitol Broadcasting's gift will support the Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media and the CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship Program over the next four years.

Student-produced 'Love is in the Fair' featured in PBS Online Film Festival

Jul. 11, 2016, 7:29 PM
"Love is in the Fair," a short documentary film produced by three UNC School of Media and Journalism students, has been selected as one of the 25 featured films in this year’s PBS Online Film Festival.

MJ-school faculty member’s new book examines intersection of politics and technology

Jul. 01, 2016, 4:29 PM
A newly released book by UNC School of Media and Journalism Associate Professor Daniel Kreiss offers an analysis of the role of technology, digital media, data and analytics in contemporary political campaigning.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Brad Hamm '96 (Ph.D.)

Jun. 29, 2016, 1:59 PM
Check out Brad Hamm's conversation with Dean Susan King about the changing field of journalism and how his career has evolved.