Research News

Featured research: Crisis communication with Lucinda Austin

In any health crisis, communication is key, and today’s social media give public officials, health care providers and NGOs powerful weapons to use in battling a wide variety of threats.

Research Publication Roundup: October 2017

A vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary research culture at the UNC School of Media and Journalism creates new knowledge, advances scholarship and helps reinvent media.

Research Publication Roundup: September 2017

A vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary research culture at the UNC School of Media and Journalism creates new knowledge, advances scholarship and helps reinvent media.

UNC at 100th annual AEJMC conference in Chicago

Twenty-five faculty members and graduate students will represent the UNC School of Media and Journalism Aug. 8-12, 2017, at the 100th annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

Research Publication Roundup: Summer 2017

A vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary research culture at the UNC School of Media and Journalism creates new knowledge, advances scholarship and helps reinvent media.

UNC Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative aims to strengthen local media in the face of disruption

Eight news organizations in North Carolina have been selected to participate in a program launched by the Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative in partnership with the UNC Center for Innovation & Sustainability in Local Media.

Research Publication Roundup: May 2017

A vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary research culture at the UNC School of Media and Journalism creates new knowledge, advances scholarship and helps reinvent media.

Doctoral candidate Jennah Sontag and Professor Seth Noar work to reduce indoor tanning

UNC School of Media and Journalism Professor Seth Noar and doctoral candidate Jennah Sontag’s report, “Assessing the Potential Effectiveness of Pictorial Messages to Deter Young Women from Indoor Tanning: An Experimental Study,” was published on Sunday, March 7, in the Journal of Health Communication. The report discusses the health risks associated with indoor tanning and suggests that there are more effective ways to communicate the health risks, than text-only messages.

Examining the intersection of digital brand communication and consumer psychology

MJ-school Assistant Professor Dan Kim's research focuses on brand communication and consumer psychology, looking at what types of commercial messages resonate with social media users.

New MJ-school faculty member brings a different perspective to the school

The MJ-school is proud to welcome Deen Freelon to its faculty starting July 1, 2017, as an associate professor. His primary areas of expertise are political expression through digital media and the use of computer programming and computational methods to extract, preprocess, analyze and visualize large digital datasets.