1/30/2019 8:22pm

UNC graduate and Miami Herald writer Jacqueline Charles has been selected to give the commencement speech for the spring 2019 graduating class of the UNC School of Media and Journalism. “Oh my God, it was totally unexpected, a huge honor," Charles said. "As a student at the J-school at Carolina, I always enjoyed whenever my professors, especially one in particular, Harry Amana, he would always invite working journalists who are also graduates of the school to come back in to talk to us. And so I just remember sitting in his class and just saying, my God, I hope one day I get invited back. I just thought that was just sort of be like the pinnacle, of sort of my career, and just saying, wow, okay. You know what? I really am a journalist.”  Photo Courtesy of C.W. Griffin 

Meet this year’s Media and Journalism School commencement speaker

“She started as a reporter, writing for the same newspaper she does now. She does documentaries, radio, and social media. She represents the future,” said Susan King, dean of the UNC School of Media and Journalism, about Jacqueline Charles, commencement speaker for the school's spring 2019 graduating class.