The School of Media and Journalism

The School of Media and Journalism 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 School of Media and Journalism 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

  • 7national championships in collegiate journalism
  • 9top national doctoral dissertation awards
  • 95%+rate of graduates six months out who are employed, enrolled in further education or not in the job market
  • 2017collegiate public relations national champions
  • $2 milliondistributed in scholarships, awards and graduate fellowships for 2017-18
  • 940students (789 undergraduate, 151 graduate)
  • 16,800+alumni network
  • 6study abroad exchanges with world's top communication schools
  • 28Pulitzer Prizes by faculty and alumni