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Tar Heel Talks: The Irina Project

June 21, 2018, 4:29 PM
Associate Professor Barbara Friedman and Professor Anne Johnston lead The Irina Project to improve the quality of media coverage of sex trafficking.

Featured research: Identity, self-concept and how they affect successful health communication

June 18, 2018, 4:12 PM
Identity is a deeper concept within academic research, and a key focus for Associate Professor Maria Leonora “Nori” Comello. Her work delves into how we perceive our individual selves, how those self-concepts can be activated by messages and how these self-concepts can affect our behavior and willingness to change for the better.

UNC MJ-school dean honored for distinguished service to NC broadcast industry

June 18, 2018, 10:10 AM
The North Carolina Association of Broadcasters honored Susan King, dean of the UNC School of Media and Journalism, with its Distinguished Service Award at its annual awards lunch on Thursday, June 14, at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham.

UNC MJ-school grants more than $1.99M total through scholarships, awards for 2017-18

June 12, 2018, 10:50 AM
The UNC School of Media and Journalism granted $534,390 through private funding in the 2017-18 academic year for scholarships and awards. More than $1.46 million was also awarded to graduate students through the Roy H. Park Fellowships alone, made possible by private support from the Triad Foundation.

Dream internships begin for 2018 Lookout Fellows

June 11, 2018, 2:11 PM
Four UNC School of Media and Journalism students have begun dream internship experiences this summer thanks to The Lookout Fellows Program, established by UNC alumni Lee and Sunny Burrows.

MJ-school students win individual national championships in multimedia and radio news, place 2nd in television news

June 7, 2018, 2:35 PM
Two UNC School of Media and Journalism students have won individual national championships in the Hearst Journalism Awards competitions held in San Francisco June 3-6, 2018.

Research Publication Roundup: June 2018

June 4, 2018, 1:12 PM
A vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary research culture at the UNC School of Media and Journalism creates new knowledge, advances scholarship and helps reinvent media.

Entrepreneur Frank Andrews ’90 turbocharges MJ-school’s drive for innovation

May 31, 2018, 12:45 PM
A philanthropic Campaign for Carolina fund established by Robert “Frank” Andrews IV ’90 for the UNC School of Media and Journalism fosters and celebrates entrepreneurialism at the school. Distinguished Professor John Sweeney, a mentor during Andrews’ undergraduate days at the MJ-school, leads The Frank Andrews Fund for Aspiring Agency Entrepreneurs. He is planning a series of events, competitions and outreach efforts to nurture entrepreneurial thinking in students and to shine a light on innovation by MJ-school faculty and alumni.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Andrew Schorr '71

May 29, 2018, 4:44 PM
Listen in to the 30th episode of the Start Here / Never Stop Podcast with MJ-school Dean Susan King and alumnus Andrew Schorr '71, a medical journalist and the founder of Patient Power, a resource hub that supports and connects cancer patients, caregivers, medical centers and other advocacy organizations.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Robyn Tomlin '96

May 24, 2018, 4:33 PM
Listen in to the Start Here / Never Stop Podcast with MJ-school Dean Susan King and alumna Robyn Tomlin '96, executive editor of The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun, and the first regional editor for the Carolinas for The McClatchy Company.