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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

  • Alert Carolina

    Alert Carolina siren test to be held June 28

    The regular test will be conducted between 6 and 7 p.m. The sirens will sound an alert tone along with a brief pre-recorded voice message. When testing is complete, a different siren tone and voice message will signal all clear.

  • 50 years of women's athletics

    50 years of glory: Carolina women’s athletics and Title IX

    On the 50th anniversary of Title IX, pioneers of women's athletics at Carolina reflect on five decades of impact and success, which includes 41 team national championships and 41 individual national titles.

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    Preserving endangered Islamic manuscripts

    Scholars from the Department of African, African American and diaspora studies and a University Libraries digitization specialist traveled to Senegal and Mali to preserve and digitize 6,000 pages of handwritten Islamic manuscripts.