Journalism and Media

Consider this opportunity if:

You want to be the next Pulitzer Prize or ADDY Award winner or network news anchor.

Available to:

First-year students

The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media is widely acclaimed as one of the best programs in the nation, winning multiple national championships in the Hearst Journalism Awards competition – considered the Pulitzers of collegiate journalism. Students prepare to be the next generation of media professionals, choosing to specialize in editing and graphic design, broadcast and electronic journalism, interactive multimedia, photo and video journalism, reporting, advertising, public relations and strategic communication.

The program includes:

  • Priority registration in a course on news writing and on digital storytelling during your first semester. Priority registration in first-level courses in subsequent semesters. Note: Taking these courses earlier than others will allow you to unlock and access more of the school’s curriculum prior to graduation.
  • Starting at UNC Hussman earlier connects students more quickly to special opportunities, such as Reese News Lab, Heelprint Communications, broadcast programs, internships, and journalism/media-specific study abroad. Students can also get involved with The Daily Tar Heel, UNC’s student newspaper that is fully independent of the school.

First-year students who take advantage of this program are under no obligation to pursue a degree in journalism and media if their interests lead them elsewhere.