J-school students interning with the UNC Office of Undergraduate Admissions, funded by the Triad Foundation, are using Google+ to connect with prospective UNC students. The interns are creating a series of Hangouts — called Senior Sit Downs — featuring Carolina seniors sharing their experiences.
The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in journalism and mass communication. The school administers a variety of professional development and online programs including the Certificate in Technology and Communication.
The school is a recognized leader in teaching, research and public service. In 2009, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications said the school “has earned a reputation as one of the premier programs in journalism and mass communication.”
Through a revamped curriculum, students learn the skills they need to succeed in the new media environment, whether they pursue careers in journalism, advertising, public relations or other communications fields. The school offers specializations in editing and graphic design, electronic communication (television and radio broadcasting), multimedia, photojournalism, reporting, advertising, public relations and strategic communication. The school also offers a major in business journalism.
Special programs in business journalism, medical and science journalism, sports communication, health communication and a joint M.A./J.D. degree are also offered.
Media organizations and other businesses aggressively recruit the school’s graduates and seek research and professional partnerships with the school.