Information in a Changing Field
Journalism and mass communications have changed immensely since the beginning of the 21st century. UNC’s Journalism & Media Studies Department is designed to help students meet those changes and succeed as the media evolve and grow. The department offers a Public Relations emphasis and a News and Multimedia Journalism emphasis.
Students in the Public Relations emphasis focus on social scientific research, creative concept development, writing and editing, media planning and persuasive campaign execution. The emphasis combines the principles of public relations, marketing and advertising.
The Public Relations emphasis is not accepting new applications for admissions.
News and Multimedia
The News and Multimedia Journalism track is intended for students interested in providing news for the public, whether it will appear in print, broadcast or online media. The emphasis teaches students to do everything necessary to produce news, including reporting, writing, shooting video, editing video and audio and working in a studio.
Media Studies Minor
UNC’s 18-credit Media Studies minor focuses on the social and cultural aspects of media and includes classes such as Introduction to Journalism and Media Studies, Impact of Mass Media on Society and History of Mass Media.
JMS News and Events
Students Recognized at 2022 Honors Convocation
Journalism & Media Studies students Kelsey O'Hara, Cinthia Cortez, and China Cordova were honored at this year's Honors Convocation Event. Other honorees not pictured include Andrea Grajeda, Robin Gross, and Emily Gutierrez.
Journalism Major Emily Gutierrez Honored at 2022 Damon Runyon Banquet
Alumna Kate Stahla, associate professor Lynn Klyde-Allaman and journalism major Emily Gutierrez at the Damon Runyon Banquet in Denver in April 2022.
Student Media Opportunities
Explore student clubs, organizations and media and gain professional experience to build your skills, resume and networks. Media and organizations include the following:
Gain professional experience working on this independent, student-run newspaper as you collaborate with peers to bring relevant and timely news coverage to campus and the community.
Gain experience in strategic communication through this student-run creative agency. Bear Creative specializes in helping brands engage and connect with the UNC community.
Bears Go Big
UNC Bears go out into the world to do BIG and significant work. Meet Corina Hierro, B.A. Journalism, 2014, Telemundo Denver.
Informing the community and being the voice of the voiceless is truly a passion.