Research News

Research Publication Roundup: January 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 Conversations with Academic Dean Francesca Dillman Carpentier

Check out UNC School of Media and Journalism Professor Daniel Riffe's latest Research Conversations podcast episode with Academic Dean Francesca Dillman Carpentier.

'The soul of the First Amendment:' Cathy Packer retires after 30 years teaching media law

After 30 years of teaching media law, Cathy Packer will retire at the end of the Fall 2017 semester.

Research Publication Roundup: December 2017

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

MJ-school Professor Seth Noar honored with J. Mayhew Derryberry Award

UNC School of Media and Journalism Professor Seth Noar received the prestigious J. Mayhew Derryberry Award at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in Atlanta.

UNC at 103rd annual NCA conference in Dallas

Seven faculty members and graduate students will represent the UNC School of Media and Journalism Nov. 16-19, 2017, at the 103rd annual National Communication Association (NCA) conference in Dallas, Texas.

Research Publication Roundup: November 2017

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 Conversations with Associate Professor Deen Freelon

Check out UNC School of Media and Journalism Professor Daniel Riffe's latest Research Conversations podcast episode with Associate Professor Deen Freelon.

Research Conversations podcast

The UNC School of Media and Journalism's Research Conversations podcast series highlights the outstanding work of the school's faculty and students.


Each episode brings together MJ-school colleagues to discuss current research projects exploring various aspects of mass communication.

Featured research: Crisis communication with Lucinda Austin

In any health crisis, communication is key, and today’s social media give public officials, health care providers and NGOs powerful weapons to use in battling a wide variety of threats.