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UNC School of Media and Journalism Panama Project Selected as SXSW Award Finalist

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism’s Undercurrent 360 project has been selected as a finalist for the 20th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards in the Student Innovation category. The category recognizes exceptional interactive technology projects or startups. The awards ceremony will take place during the South by Southwest Conference… Read more »

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Start Here/Never Stop Podcast: Roxane Coche

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism alumna Roxane Coche ’13, a sports journalist turned university professor, is the most recent star of the Start Here/Never Stop Podcast. Born and raised in France, Coche worked as a freelance sports reporter and producer in Paris for three years, collaborating with several… Read more »

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UNC School of Media and Journalism Welcomes Award-Winning International Journalist Kate O’Brian as Hearst Visiting Professor

Kate O’Brian, president of Al Jazeera America, will join the faculty of the UNC School of Media and Journalism as a Hearst Visiting Professor. With a background in digital platforms, television, radio and investigative reporting, O’Brian will teach Media Hub, a capstone course in the MJ-school. “I am excited to work closely with the journalism and… Read more »

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MJ-School Students Shine in New UNC-Lenovo Global Internship Program

Five University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism students contributed this spring to a record-breaking public relations and social media performance around Lenovo’s signature technology showcase event, Tech World, through internships with stops in San Francisco, Beijing and Lenovo’s U.S. headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The students were… Read more »

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Saffer Receives Top Faculty Paper at International Communication Conference

Five faculty members and five graduate students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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. On Friday, June 10, Assistant Professor Adam… Read more »

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Carpentier Receives Research Grant for Work on Unhealthy Food Consumption in Chile

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism Associate Professor Francesca Dillman Carpentier received one of six faculty research grants for her work in unhealthy food consumption in Chile. The UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases awarded the Explorations in Global Health grants to foster the development of research partnerships and projects in global… Read more »

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Storytellers Explore Panama Through New Lens, Return with Fresh Perspectives

Five graduate and 18 undergraduate students from the UNC School of Media and Journalism embarked on a storytelling adventure to the Bocas del Toro province of Panama’s coast as a part of the school’s Documentary Multimedia Storytelling course from March 9-20, 2016. Students worked on a virtual reality documentary project, testing new 360-video technology through video rigs,… Read more »

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Visiting Scholars Program Builds School of Media and Journalism Global Network

The Visiting International Scholars (VIS) program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism allows international media professionals, professors and advanced graduate students a unique opportunity to experience academic life, programs and scholarship. According to Dean Emeritus Richard Cole, the VIS program had humble beginnings. “Like the history of many… Read more »

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Spring Break 2016: Immersive Student Experiences Locally, Nationally, Internationally

As the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suspends classes for Spring Break 2016, many UNC School of Media and Journalism students and faculty are taking the opportunity to participate in immersive learning experiences and career programs across the country and the globe in places including the Triangle area, San Francisco, London and Panama…. Read more »