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.
Students Recognized at 2019 Honors Convocation
Journalism & Media Studies students Patrick Carlson, Amy Golden, Mary Harbert, Thomas Jackson, Kortney Lockey, Lucas Mullins, and Morgan Patton were recognized on April 14th for excellence in their program. Congratulations! View the event program. See all the event photos.
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.
Students report, write, tape and edit their own stories. The show’s focus is UNC campus news, but reporters also cover city, state and national events that affect the campus 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.