Faculty and students in the school are active in research and scholarship, often collaborating with one another and with colleagues from other disciplines to explore a wide range of questions related to media and communication today.

Grant proposals are submitted to foundations, corporations and government agencies to expand the base of support for projects conducted by both faculty and students. The School of Media and Journalism and UNC offer a range of resources to support grant-seeking and project management.

Projects span community journalism, political communication, new media and technology, health communication, entrepreneurship and more.

Tar Heel Talks

Mary Junck Research Colloquium Series

The Tar Heel Talks video series on YouTube provides a glimpse into faculty research interests. 

View video from the colloquium series, which nurtures an intellectually vibrant climate with scholarly presentations.


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Publications & Presentations

Research results are presented in both academic and general venues. Numerous students and faculty from the school publish in scholarly journals and attend regional and national conferences, and they actively share their findings and observations in news articles, blogs and social media outlets.

Browse or search a list-in-progress of J-school faculty publications.

Areas of Study for Graduate Students

Substantive areas of study from which graduate students may select include media processes and production; legal and regulatory issues in mass communication; media effects, information processing and audiences; media history; and political, social and strategic communication.

Read more about each study area.