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Alumnus Roy H. Park Jr. '61 honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Apr. 27, 2017, 3:30 PM
In a surprise ceremony before the 2017 Park Lecture on Thursday, April 6, Chancellor Carol Folt presented Roy H. Park Jr. with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine — among the most prestigious awards conferred by the governor of North Carolina. 

Doctoral candidate Jennah Sontag and Professor Seth Noar work to reduce indoor tanning

Apr. 26, 2017, 1:53 PM
UNC School of Media and Journalism Professor Seth Noar and doctoral candidate Jennah Sontag’s report, “Assessing the Potential Effectiveness of Pictorial Messages to Deter Young Women from Indoor Tanning: An Experimental Study,” was published on Sunday, March 7, in the Journal of Health Communication. The report discusses the health risks associated with indoor tanning and suggests that there are more effective ways to communicate the health risks, than text-only messages.

MJ-school students, staff represent at regional Society of Professional Journalists conference

Apr. 21, 2017, 11:22 AM
Six students from the UNC School of Media and Journalism won Awards of Excellence at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Region 2 conference, while five more placed as finalists.

Three seniors honored at Chancellor's Awards ceremony

Apr. 19, 2017, 1:38 PM
The Chancellor’s Awards honor outstanding students for their achievements in academics, student activities and leadership. Among the 78 awards, three were given to MJ-school seniors, Danny Nett, Miller Winston, and Catherine Blair. The ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 18, and was presided over by Chancellor Folt.

Examining the intersection of digital brand communication and consumer psychology

Apr. 05, 2017, 11:28 AM
MJ-school Assistant Professor Dan Kim's research focuses on brand communication and consumer psychology, looking at what types of commercial messages resonate with social media users.

New MJ-school faculty member brings a different perspective to the school

Apr. 04, 2017, 2:00 PM
The MJ-school is proud to welcome Deen Freelon to its faculty starting July 1, 2017, as an associate professor. His primary areas of expertise are political expression through digital media and the use of computer programming and computational methods to extract, preprocess, analyze and visualize large digital datasets.

Triple Tar Heel J. Walker Smith '77, '81 (MA), '86 (PhD) assumes presidency of MJ Foundation Board

Apr. 03, 2017, 11:47 AM
The School of Media and Journalism Foundation of North Carolina, Inc., will convene Thursday, April 6, under the new leadership of UNC alumnus J. Walker Smith '77, '81 (M.A.), '86 (Ph.D.) Smith became the MJ Foundation Board president effective Jan. 1, 2017. Walker has been described by Fortune magazine as “one of America’s leading analysts on consumer trends,” and he consults with clients globally about trends, futures, marketing and business strategy.

Research Publication Roundup: April 2017

Apr. 01, 2017, 5:03 AM
A vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary research culture at the UNC School of Media and Journalism creates new knowledge, advances scholarship and helps reinvent media. Below is a list of recently published or presented scholarship by MJ-school faculty and students.

MJ-school doctoral alumna Diane Francis '16 (PhD) receives 2017 GEAB Impact Award

Mar. 31, 2017, 4:27 PM
UNC School of Media and Journalism doctoral alumna Diane Francis '16 (Ph.D.) was recognized by the UNC Graduate School with a Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Award for her graduate work in health communication in diverse communities.

Wanted: Communications Project Manager

Mar. 23, 2017, 2:02 PM
This position will primarily support and assist the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media through the planning, production and evaluation of marketing and communication efforts and project management.