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Tuesday October 19th

Unc School Of Media And Journalism


	Jean Folkerts will step down as dean of the journalism school June 30.

Jean Folkerts to step down as journalism dean

Jean Folkerts will step down June 30 as dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Folkerts will, for the first time in her career, not have to balance her research with administrative duties. And she will leave a legacy of balancing the practice and study of journalism not only in her career but in the journalism school, as well.

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The Loreleis sing Wednesday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Journalism school celebrates 100 years

On Sept. 9, 1909, English professor Edward Kidder Graham kicked off a rich tradition of journalism at UNC with English 16, a news writing course taught in Playmakers Theater. One hundred years later, students and faculty members gathered Wednesday in front of Carroll Hall to mark the anniversary.In that century, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication has undergone significant changes, attempting to broaden the skill sets of its graduates and adapt to new media technology.

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