Research News

New report, website examine expansion of news deserts in U.S. communities

The UNC Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media at the UNC School of Media and Journalism has released its latest report on the emergence and expansion of news deserts — communities with limited access to credible, comprehensive news — in the United States.

Tar Heel Talks: Political expression through digital media with Associate Professor Deen Freelon

Deen Freelon is an associate professor in the UNC School of Media and Journalism whose research covers two major areas of scholarship: 1) political expression through digital media and 2) data science and computational methods for analyzing large digital datasets.

Research Publication Roundup: October 2018

A vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary research culture at the UNC School of Media and Journalism creates new knowledge, advances scholarship and helps reinvent media.

Research Publication Roundup: Summer 2018

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.

Well Said podcast: The Irina Project

In this week's podcast, we talk with Anne Johnston and Barbara Friedman about The Irina Project and how they’re empowering journalists to report on human trafficking in a responsible and ethical way.

UNC at annual AEJMC conference in Washington, DC

Seventeen faculty members, 10 graduate students and various alumni will represent the UNC School of Media and Journalism Aug. 6-9, 2018, at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Washington, D.C.

Tar Heel Talks: The Irina Project

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

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.

Research Publication Roundup: June 2018

A vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary research culture at the UNC School of Media and Journalism creates new knowledge, advances scholarship and helps reinvent media.

Doctoral alumnus wins top national dissertation award

Brooks Fuller, a 2017 UNC School of Media and Journalism doctoral alumnus, has won the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s 2018 Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award.