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Five to be inducted into NC Media and Journalism Hall of Fame

Mar. 07, 2017, 2:17 PM
The North Carolina Media and Journalism Hall of Fame will honor five outstanding leaders during a gala dinner and ceremony on Friday, April 7, at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

UNC at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association

Mar. 03, 2017, 11:04 AM
Six faculty members, 11 graduate students and three alumnae will represent the UNC School of Media and Journalism May 25-29, 2017, at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in San Diego.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Jess Clark '15 (M.A.)

Mar. 02, 2017, 12:53 PM
Check out Dean Susan King's Start Here / Never Stop Podcast episode with WUNC's Fletcher Fellow for Education Policy Reporting and MJ-school master's alumna Jess Clark '15 (M.A.).

John Sweeney Experience Award gives students once-in-a-lifetime opportunities

Mar. 02, 2017, 11:34 AM
Riley Reid, an advertising senior in the MJ-school, spent two weeks in Cannes last summer, with his friend and one of his co-producers Stuart Schrader thanks to the MJ-school's John Sweeney Experience Award.

Research Publication Roundup: March 2017

Mar. 01, 2017, 1:54 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.

2016 NCCMA statewide contest results announced

Feb. 27, 2017, 12:27 PM
Congratulations to the winners of the N.C. College Media Association statewide contests in online news, newspaper, yearbook and literary magazine. Winners were announced at the annual NCCMA conference, this year hosted by Elon University.

Chris Wallace to deliver MJ-school's 2017 Roy H. Park Distinguished Lecture

Feb. 20, 2017, 2:01 PM
Chris Wallace, anchor of Fox News Sunday, will give this year’s Roy H. Park Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 6, at the UNC School of Media and Journalism. The lecture — America Under President Trump: A View From Washington — will be held in the Carroll Hall auditorium beginning at 5 p.m.

MJ-school senior recognized with scholarship for excellence in editing

Feb. 14, 2017, 12:25 PM
UNC School of Media and Journalism student Danny Nett is one of five winners of scholarships from the American Copy Editors Society (ACES). Nett, a senior from Greensboro, will receive a $1,500 scholarship and free registration and travel assistance to attend the ACES national conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, in March.

Ryan Thornburg named Reese News Lab director, Steven King to serve as chief innovation officer

Feb. 09, 2017, 4:29 PM
Associate Professor Ryan Thornburg has assumed the duties of Reese News Lab director at the UNC School of Media and Journalism. Assistant Professor Steven King will take on the role of the lab’s chief innovation officer.

MJ-school’s V-Lab assesses communication needs of GE Hitachi nuclear energy plant

Feb. 07, 2017, 4:29 PM
The MJ-school’s Visual Language Lab partnered with the GE Hitachi nuclear energy plant to work on an eightweek communications assessment of the millennial demographic in order to help market GEH’s PRISM advanced reactor and increase nuclear energy awareness. Students traveled to Wilmington to tour the GEH nuclear power plant. They then followed a loose creative process that allowed their ideas to evolve and solidify into final recommendations that the GEH executives embraced.