Journalism and Mass Communication

410 Forum


Student journalists at work

Photo by Trent Gillespie

Student journalists work on their stories in UNC’s Mildred Hansen Journalism Writing Center.

Welcome to 410 Forum, a site created by and for students in UNC’s Advanced News and Feature Writing class. This site gives journalism students in the capstone news-editorial course the opportunity to publish their work. Each student in the course covers a beat, or topic, for the semester. Students research, write, and rewrite two feature stories and one opinion column on their beats. Each student has also created a blog to record his or her progress in the course.

The students outdid themselves. Thanks to Trent Gillespie, who took all the author photos. Special thanks to HSS webmaster Tom Trelogan, who designed this site, and instructional designer Nick Eastham, who helped publish the site.

One of the great things about the Web is the ease with which readers and journalists can communicate. We'd love to know what you think about the site, the stories, and the blogs. To comment on a story, visit the individual author's blog, which you can link to from the bio on the story page. To comment on the site itself, contact Lynn Klyde-Silverstein, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Branding In Briggsdale

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A Day In Winter Park

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The Show Must Go On

Long before the spotlight illuminates the theater stage, Jason Evenson works tirelessly in the shadows and hallways of a back-stage environment to guarantee performances occur as planned. The date is Feb. 27 and the show “Ain’t Misbehavin’” is in town, a sure sign that Evenson, technical coordinator of the Union Colony Civic Center, is going to have a long day.

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The stories on this site are the work of students. They have been edited for content and mechanics. The opinions contained on this site are those of the authors and are not necessarily shared by members of the administration, faculty, staff, or other students at UNC.


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For more information about the 410 Forum project, contact Prof. Lynn Klyde-Silverstein.