Topics: UNC School of Media and Journalism

The UNC School of Media and Journalism is a professional school that works to train journalism and communication professionals. Every year it serves 650 undergraduate and 135 graduate students. The department of journalism was founded in 1924, and it became a professional school in 1950. Susan King is the dean of the journalism school.

MJ Fest highlights student-run media organizations on campus


In an effort to showcase communication opportunities beyond the classroom, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication held their annual MJ Fest, a club and organization involvement fair for students. 

Republicans take the back seat... in voter registration

 The number of voters registered as unaffiliated has surpassed the number of voters registered as Republican— making unaffiliated voters the second largest voting group in the state by about 1,000 voters.

Student journalists nominated for national award


 Over spring break this year, students admitted to Media and Journalism 584: Documentary Multimedia Storytelling were given the opportunity to travel to Havana and tell the stories of Havana’s youth.

Q&A with award-winning filmmaker

Staring Down Fate received the Best Feature Film award this month at the Sunrise 45 film festival. Filmed and edited by UNC alumnus, Jeff Mittelstadt, Staring Down Fate tells the story of Chris Lucash, a red wolf biologist diagnosed with ALS. In addition to Mittelstadt, Katherine Boliek (’16), Ally Levine (’17) and Justin Wynn (’18) worked on the motion graphics for the film. 

Senior writer Mark Burnett interviewed Mittelstadt about his film experience and the journey to an award-winning film. 

Chris Wallace talks covering Trump and career in journalism


Every year since 1999, the School of Media and Journalism at UNC has hosted the Park Lecture Series. This year Fox News anchor Chris Wallace gave the lecture over Skype.

North Carolinians are worried about the impact of fake news, poll shows

A poll conducted by Meredith College revealed that the vast majority of North Carolinians believe fake news is a problem and confuses citizens about politics and government

Media law speaker talks press freedoms under a Trump administration


The UNC Center for Media Law and Policy held a talk Tuesday night to discuss the potential challenges to freedom of the press that may arise under President Donald Trump’s administration. 

MEJO 584 will take students to Cuba this semester


Students at the UNC School of Media and Journalism will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience this semester to use their skills in another country: Cuba.

When false news goes mainstream: strategies to analyze and identify it


Though false news stories were far from the only unprecedented factor in the 2016 election cycle, they continuously attract attention.

Q&A with Brooke Baldwin, the 2017 spring commencement speaker


A 2001 graduate of UNC, Baldwin joined CNN in 2008 and became an anchor in 2010. University Editor Acy Jackson spoke with Baldwin about being the speaker and her plans for the speech.

Students or staticians: Survey says students are frustrated with required research

Every year UNC students experience the familiar pleading Facebook, GroupMe or email request to take a survey for class.

WRAL reacts to censoring Dave Chappelle's SNL monologue

This weekend’s episode of "Saturday Night Live" included something different for viewers watching the show through WRAL-TV — several gaps in audio.

With presidential polls even, North Carolina plays a key role nationally


With three races too close to predict before Election Day, North Carolina has emerged as one of the most watched — and important — swing states of 2016.

Media and Journalism school gets fashionable with new program


The School of Media and Journalism is now providing opportunities for students interested in careers in fashion media and advertising.

Journalism class aims to teach students financial skills for adulthood

Students in a personal finance class have the opportunity to learn real life skills — like paying a mortgage and buying a home.

First Amendment Day panel addresses use of trigger warnings


Student panelists debated if UNC should support trigger warnings, safe spaces and regulation of free speech on First Amendment Day at the panel “Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces and ‘Special Snowflakes.’ ”

Release of student created documentary will celebrate 100th anniversary of NC State Parks

Over the past four years, students have worked under the guidance of Tom Linden, professor of medical journalism and director of the Medical and Science Journalism Master’s Program, to compile stories of North Carolina’s state parks into a documentary.

Adobe Creative Cloud now available for all students


UNC students are on cloud nine over having access to the Adobe Creative Cloud.

New participation methods spark debate


Many professors at UNC struggle with measuring participation in an effective way. Some turn to in-class discussion while others find technology the solution.

UNC journalism students cover Rio Olympics and have cool stories to prove it


This summer, 29 students in the School of Media and Journalism had the opportunity to go to Rio de Janeiro and cover the Olympic Games as reporters with the Olympic News Service.