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Sharoky Fellows Program takes 14 Tar Heels to Capitol Hill for impactful internships

July 26, 2018, 12:00 AM
Thanks to the Sharoky Fellowship Program, 14 students and recent grads from the UNC School of Media and Journalism are living and interning in Washington, D.C., in Summer 2018.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Chris Brown '91 and C.L. Brown '94

July 23, 2018, 1:00 PM
Alumni brothers Chris Brown ’91 and C.L. Brown '94 chat with Dean Susan King about how each of them has made their mark on the media landscape in a variety of ways.

Alumna Jacqueline Charles '94 recognized with most prestigious award given for coverage of the Americas

July 20, 2018, 9:03 AM
UNC School of Media and Journalism alumna Jacqueline Charles '94 — currently the Miami Herald's Caribbean correspondent — was awarded the 2018 Maria Moors Cabot Prize. The Cabot Prize is the most prestigious award given for coverage of the Americas.

Standing tall at the crossroads of race, media, power

July 12, 2018, 8:33 AM
What is it like to go from defending your dissertation to rubbing shoulders with the likes of 
tennis great Serena Williams and music phenom Janelle Monáe on The Root’s “One Hundred” list of influencers? For answers, we talked with UNC School of Media and Journalism alumna and former Park Fellow Meredith Clark '14 (Ph.D.).

Extracurricular activity funding creates bold opportunities for ambitious undergrads

July 2, 2018, 4:20 PM
"Students often learn as much outside the classroom as inside. Clearly the Don and Barbara Curtis awards give students the chance to learn from the pros, to explore and network, and to accelerate their careers," said Susan King, dean of the UNC School of Media and Journalism.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Kit Hoover '92

June 27, 2018, 10:03 AM
Listen in to the 31st episode of the Start Here / Never Stop Podcast as MJ-school Dean Susan King catches up with fellow broadcaster and alumna Kit Hoover '92 — a television personality, sportscaster, broadcast journalist and the current co-host of Access Hollywood Live.

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.