Well Said: Celebrating a historic gift

On a special episode of Well Said, Carolina alumnus Walter Hussman Jr. and Susan King, dean of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, discuss the future of the news industry.

In a special episode of the University’s official podcast, we celebrate a historic gift made by Carolina alumnus Walter Hussman Jr. and his family.

Today, the family announced it was donating $25 million dollars to the University’s journalism and media school. To recognize the contribution, the school has been renamed the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media.

With this, the largest single gift ever made to the school, the Hussman School becomes the fifth named school at Carolina, joining Kenan-Flagler Business School, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Adams School of Dentistry.

Ahead of the gift, Hussman and Susan King, dean of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, discussed the future of the news industry for an episode of the school’s Start Here/Never Stop podcast.

This episode of Well Said can be heard in the player above, on SoundCloud, Spotify or wherever podcasts are played.

Join us every Wednesday for Well Said to hear from students, faculty, staff and alumni. Each week, you’ll learn what’s going on in classrooms, labs and around campus, and how it pertains to the local, national and international headlines.

Read a transcript of the episode.