Research News

Friedman and Johnston recognized for engaged scholarship through The Irina Project

UNC School of Media and Journalism faculty members Barbara Friedman and Anne Johnston were recognized by the Carolina Center for Public Service on Wednesday, Aug.

UNC at APSA 2016 in Philadelphia

Over 50 UNC-affiliated scholars — including two faculty members and two graduate students from the UNC School of Media and Journalism — will present authored or co-authored papers or research posters, as well as receive honors and serve as moderators, discussants and panelists at the 2016 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting and Exhibition. This conference will take place Sept. 1-4, 2016, in Philadelphia.

UNC at AEJMC 2016 in Minneapolis

Nine graduate students, 12 faculty members and 48 alumni will represent the UNC School of Media and Journalism Aug. 4–7, 2016, at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) national convention in Minneapolis.

Noar honored (again) as top health communication scholar

UNC School of Media and Journalism Professor Seth Noar has been named the 2016 Outstanding Health Communication Scholar by the National Communication Association (NCA).


Noar will be recognized for the honor at NCA’s annual conference in Philadelphia on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. The award comes just months after Noar received the Lewis Donohew Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award at the biennial Kentucky Conference on Health Communication in Lexington, Kentucky. 

MJ-school faculty member’s new book examines intersection of politics and technology

A newly released book by UNC School of Media and Journalism Associate Professor Daniel Kreiss offers an analysis of the role of technology, digital media, data and analytics in contemporary political campaigning.

UNC at Conference of the International Communication Association, Saffer receives top faculty paper in public relations

Five faculty members and five graduate students from the UNC School of Media and Journalism presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association: Communicating with Power. The conference was held June 9-13, at the Fukuoka Sea Hawk Hilton Hotel in Fukuoka, Japan.

Simple design is good for your health

Assistant professor Allison Lazard’s paper, “Design simplicity influences patient portal use: the role of aesthetic evaluations for technology acceptance,” was published In the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association in December 2015.

AEJMC awards recent PhD grad with McCombs Shaw Award for Best Student Paper in Political Communication

UNC School of Media and Journalism 2016 Park Fellow and Ph.D. graduate Kylah Hedding has won the McCombs Shaw Award for Best Student Paper in Political Communication from the Political Communication Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Hedding will present her paper at the annual AEJMC 2016 Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in August.

MJ-school associate professor receives research grant for work in unhealthy food consumption in Chile

UNC School of Media and Journalism Associate Professor Francesca Dillman Carpentier received one of six Explorations in Global Health faculty research grants for her work in unhealthy food consumption in Chile. This year, the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases is supporting six diverse projects in Nicaragua, Liberia, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Chile and Brazil.

2016 UNC MJ-school doctoral grads all land academic posts

Finding a job after graduation can be a daunting thought for many students graduating across the nation. The doctoral students at the UNC School of Media and Journalism, however, don’t have to worry.