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Entrepreneur Frank Andrews ’90 turbocharges MJ-school’s drive for innovation

May 31, 2018, 12:45 PM
A philanthropic Campaign for Carolina fund established by Robert “Frank” Andrews IV ’90 for the UNC School of Media and Journalism fosters and celebrates entrepreneurialism at the school. Distinguished Professor John Sweeney, a mentor during Andrews’ undergraduate days at the MJ-school, leads The Frank Andrews Fund for Aspiring Agency Entrepreneurs. He is planning a series of events, competitions and outreach efforts to nurture entrepreneurial thinking in students and to shine a light on innovation by MJ-school faculty and alumni.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Andrew Schorr '71

May 29, 2018, 4:44 PM
Listen in to the 30th episode of the Start Here / Never Stop Podcast with MJ-school Dean Susan King and alumnus Andrew Schorr '71, a medical journalist and the founder of Patient Power, a resource hub that supports and connects cancer patients, caregivers, medical centers and other advocacy organizations.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Robyn Tomlin '96

May 24, 2018, 4:33 PM
Listen in to the Start Here / Never Stop Podcast with MJ-school Dean Susan King and alumna Robyn Tomlin '96, executive editor of The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun, and the first regional editor for the Carolinas for The McClatchy Company.

Doctoral alumnus wins top national dissertation award

May 23, 2018, 3:19 PM
Brooks Fuller, a 2017 UNC School of Media and Journalism doctoral alumnus, has won the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s 2018 Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award.

Undergraduate team, faculty member Joe Cabosky take home NCPRSA InSpire Awards at May 17 ceremony

May 23, 2018, 1:16 PM
Four undergraduate students and one faculty member were honored on Thursday, May 17, when public relations professionals from across North Carolina joined together for a gala celebration at the City Club of Raleigh to recognize recipients of the 2018 NCPRSA InSpire Awards.

UNC at 68th annual ICA conference in Prague

May 21, 2018, 12:53 AM
Eight graduate students and 10 faculty members will represent the UNC School of Media and Journalism May 24-28, 2018, at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association in Prague.

After graduation: where five MJ-school public relations grads have made their mark

May 18, 2018, 3:04 PM
Saturday's commencement ceremony had us thinking about the far-flung places where MJ-school graduates land after leaving the nest. We checked in on the career paths of five Carolina public relations graduates to the edge of North and South Korea; the center of the Republican National Committee; the intersection of North and South America for a global networking corporation; the doorstep of our colleagues at the University of South Carolina; and center stage at Saturday Night Live at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Five MJ-school students land prestigious Dow Jones News Fund internships through national competition

May 17, 2018, 3:29 PM
Five UNC School of Media and Journalism students are among 82 that were selected for paid Down Jones News Fund (DJNF) internships in Summer 2018.

‘Recoding the Boys’ Club: Women vs. the Political Tech Ceiling:’ Carolina undergraduates’ world-class research project sets a new bar

May 16, 2018, 12:59 PM
On a muggy May 10 afternoon in a well-outfitted Google DC auditorium high above Massachusetts Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., 12 Tar Heels broke new ground when they presented “Recoding the Boys’ Club: Women vs. the Political Tech Ceiling,” the first-ever in-depth look at women’s experiences working in political technology at the presidential campaign level.

Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Lindsay Shookus '02

May 16, 2018, 10:46 AM
Listen in to the Start Here / Never Stop Podcast with MJ-school Dean Susan King and alumna Lindsay Shookus '02, Emmy Award winner and long-time television producer at Saturday Night Live.