News

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.

Powerhouse MJ-school alumnae Nikole Hannah-Jones ’03 (M.A.), Brooke Baldwin ’01 to deliver 2017 commencement addresses

Feb. 06, 2017, 6:16 PM
Investigative reporter and former Park Fellow Nikole Hannah-Jones ’03 (M.A.) will deliver the MJ-school Spring Commencement address on Saturday, May 13, one day before fellow alumna Brooke Baldwin '01 takes the stage in Kenan Memorial Stadium for all of UNC.

MJ-school students launch ad campaign at Super Bowl Media Week in Houston

Feb. 03, 2017, 11:39 AM
From classroom competitions to Super Bowl Sunday: These MJ-school seniors are living the advertising dream.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Kathryn Walker '16

Jan. 25, 2017, 2:17 PM
Check out Dean Susan King's conversation with recent grad Kathryn Walker '16, now a Presidential Scholar under UNC President Margaret Spellings.

Research Publication Roundup: February 2017

Jan. 25, 2017, 2:07 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.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Lisa Stockman '91, '13 (M.A.)

Dec. 22, 2016, 11:17 AM
Check out the latest Start Here / Never Stop Podcast episode with communications expert and double MJ-school alumna Lisa Stockman.

Social capital and the impact of advocacy networks

Dec. 20, 2016, 12:24 PM
Assistant Professor Adam Saffer’s research takes a network perspective to investigate a range of communication questions around how the concepts of social networks and social capital work in public relations, political communication and health communication.

Four questions with Winter Commencement speaker Paul Cuadros

Dec. 16, 2016, 12:05 PM
When Paul Cuadros takes the stage at Sunday’s Winter Commencement, he will continue Carolina’s long-standing tradition of having outstanding faculty members serve as the featured speaker of the annual ceremony.

MJ-school raises $131K for Giving Tuesday

Dec. 08, 2016, 12:24 PM
The UNC School of Media and Journalism raised more than $131K for this year's Tar Heel Tuesday, the UNC version of Giving Tuesday.