Research News

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.

UNC at Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Noar to receive Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award

The UNC School of Media and Journalism has nine graduate students, four faculty members and two staff members presenting at the 14th biennial Kentucky Conference on Health Communication. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky, from April 14-16.

UNC at 2016 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium

A dozen students and faculty from the MJ-school will be attending this year’s Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Southeast Colloquium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 3-6, 2016.

Junck Colloquium with Brook Erin Duffy: Gender and Aspirational Labor in the Social Media Economy

Brooke Erin Duffy, assistant professor in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University, will discuss her forthcoming book, “Gender and Aspirational Labor in the Social Media Economy,” on Wednesday, March 2, at 10 a.m. in the Halls of Fame room in Carroll Hall.

UNC at AEJMC Midwinter Conference 2016

Two UNC School of Media and Journalism graduate students and one faculty member will present at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Midwinter Conference in Norman, Oklahoma, on Feb. 26-27, 2016, hosted this year by the Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma.

HIV awareness soars after Charlie Sheen’s disclosure of positive status

A new study co-authored by MJ-school Professor Seth Noar finds that Sheen’s disclosure is among the top 1 percent of historic HIV-related media events, providing a boon and opportunities for HIV public health campaigns.

MJ-school launches Research Conversations podcast series

The UNC School of Media and Journalism has started a podcast series called Research Conversations to highlight the work of MJ-school faculty and graduate students. The first episodes feature Cole Eminent Professor Daniel Riffe talking with the 2015-16 recipients of the school's seed grants.

Tar Heel Talk with Francesca Dillman Carpentier — Media Effects: Under the Radar

Tar Heel Talks is a series produced by the UNC School of Media and Journalism to showcase faculty creative activity and research.
 
This edition features Francesa Dillman Carpentier and her media effects research.