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Hussman School of Journalism and Media

The Hussman School of Journalism and Media combines immersive student experiences, faculty innovation and an interdisciplinary research culture to deliver global impact.

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Preparing students to ignite the public conversation

The mission of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media is to prepare students to ignite the public conversation in our state, the nation and the world, and to understand the role of communication in fostering democracy. Our faculty members are international thought leaders whose scholarly and creative activities are visible and respected in the public realm.

Facts & Figures

  • 2019national champions in collegiate journalism (eight all-time since 2002)
  • No. 1online master's degree program in communication in 2019
  • 100%rate of undergraduate alumni who are employed or enrolled in further education within one year of graduation
  • 110 yearsof exceptional education in media and journalism
  • $2 million+distributed in scholarships, awards and graduate fellowships in 2018–19
  • 1,212students (1,056 undergraduate, 156 graduate)
  • 17,800+alumni network
  • 6study abroad exchanges with world's top communication schools
  • 29Pulitzer Prizes by faculty and alumni

Around Campus

  • North Carolina flag flying over South Building.

    A message from the chancellor: More than one path to success

    "As a public university, our obligation is bigger than just our own graduates. Not everyone can study at a place like this, and there can’t be just one promising pathway to success. We are focused on building those pathways not just for our students, but for people across our state."

  • People standing in a research lab.

    Bioelectronics meets medicine

    Assistant professor Wubin Bai and his team have developed a novel, bioelectronic technology that will improve patients’ lives, helping to safely automate and lower the burden of post-recovery care.

  • South Building

    A message from campus leadership: Protecting safety on campus and in the community

    "Carolina has a history of navigating tough issues and, together, we will continue making progress to enhance community safety and improve lives across our community. We take a lot of pride in being one of the best college towns in the nation, and we will do everything possible to maintain that recognition."