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UNC at APSA 2016 in Philadelphia

Aug. 31, 2016, 5:03 PM
Over 50 UNC-affiliated scholars — including two faculty members and two graduate students from the UNC School of Media and Journalism — will present authored or co-authored papers or research posters, as well as receive honors and serve as moderators, discussants and panelists at the 2016 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting and Exhibition. This conference will take place Sept. 1-4, 2016, in Philadelphia.

MJ-school welcomes four new faculty members

Aug. 23, 2016, 3:22 PM
The UNC School of Media and Journalism welcomes Lucinda Austin, Livis Freeman, Kate O'Brian and Carol Wolf to the faculty this academic year.

The Durham VOICE honored with Leaders in Diversity Award

Aug. 15, 2016, 4:23 PM
Triangle Business Journal is honoring The Durham VOICE with a 2016 Leaders in Diversity Award.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Roxane Coche '13 (Ph.D.)

Aug. 12, 2016, 3:41 PM
Check out alumna Roxane Coche's conversation with Dean Susan King about leading a study abroad program at the Rio Olympics and her work with the intersection of academia and professional practice.

MJ-school students win 27 awards from Society for News Design

Aug. 01, 2016, 3:48 PM
Students from the UNC School of Media and Journalism took home 27 awards — the biggest haul of awards from any one university — from the Society for News Design's student contest. This is the sixth consecutive year that MJ-school students have won the most awards in the annual student design competition.

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.