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A boy looks out over the ocean from Venice Beach, Calif. The world’s oceans remain a mystery with 95 percent of their depths unexplored. Carolina J-school students produced 100gallons.org in 2012 as part of the school’s award-winning Powering a Nation multimedia series. “100 Gallons” explores how our most critical resource goes far beyond providing traditional power. More than fossil fuels, commerce or industry, water powers life. Visit 100gallons.org. (Photo by Jon Kasbe)
TAKING THE COMMUNITY JOURNALISM ROADSHOW TO CHINA THE SOUTH IN RED AND PURPLE: SOUTHERNIZED REPUBLICANS, DIVERSE DEMOCRATS TREASURING CHUCK STONE AND THE DIVERSITY PROGRAM HE INSPIRED
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FROM DEAN SUSAN KING FROM COMPETITION TO COOPERATION: ENGAGING CABLE, SATELLITE, INTERNET AND MOBILE BROADBAND SERVICE PROVIDERS IN MEETING THE INFORMATION NEEDS OF COMMUNITIES
THE FUTURE OF INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING TAKING OUR COUNTRY BACK: THE CRAFTING OF NETWORKED POLITICS FROM HOWARD DEAN TO BARACK OBAMA
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USAGE AND GRAMMAR: J-SCHOOL TEST REVISED TO BETTER MEASURE LANGUAGE SKILLS
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BOOK EX AMINES BUSY INTERSECTION OF
Editors Morgan Ellis, Kyle York
TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTH
Designer Jarod Sutphin, UNC Creative
CAPTURING ‘COURAGE IN THE MOMENT’: J-SCHOOL ALUM’S BOOK
Printer Classic Graphics
ILLUSTRATES THE CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE IN CHAPEL HILL
MEDIA AND MORAL BEAUTY — THE ELEVATING SIDES OF MEDIA
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37TH FRAME TAKING THE COMMUNITY JOURNALISM ROADSHOW TO CHINA THE SOUTH IN RED AND PURPLE: SOUTHERNIZED REPUBLICANS, DIVERSE DEMOCRATS
STUDENT-RUN HEELPRINT MARKETS THE CHEROKEE CHALLENGE, SUCCEEDS WITH FIRST MAJOR CONTRACT
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From Dean Susan King
Before becoming dean of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication in January 2012, I led the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education for the Carnegie Corp. of New York for 10 years. In that role, I became aware of Carolina’s reputation for professional innovation and meaningful scholarship. I knew the school had produced some of the nation’s greatest journalists, public relations and advertising professionals, and communication researchers. I’d seen that the school was on the leading edge of digital storytelling. I’d taken note of the array of awards and honors the school was collecting. When I arrived in Chapel Hill, it was clear that the reputation of excellence, inquiry and innovation was not over-sold. In fact, I found that the reality of the school exceeds even its lofty reputation. Students pack the school’s Park Library, editing booths, newsrooms and labs. Faculty push the edge of scholarship, service and storytelling. I’m honored to follow two deans who continue to teach in the school — Richard Cole, who elevated the school to international prominence, and Jean Folkerts, who guided it into the digital age. One sign of the school’s strength is the persistent level of talent among its faculty. When eminent professors retire from the school, powerful young faculty step in and open important new doors to teaching, scholarship and service. Carolina’s J-school doesn’t rebuild, it reloads. Joining the school’s faculty this year are Tori Ekstrand, a doctoral alumna whose research focuses on intellectual property in the digital realm; Spencer Barnes, a designer who teaches cuttingedge techniques including 3-D design; and JoAnn Sciarrino, a star in corporate brand data analysis who was recruited from industry to become our Knight Chair for Digital Advertising and Marketing. With her addition, the school is now home to two prestigious Knight Chairs focused on digital business models and their impact on the industry. Other young faculty are making their mark with important books published this year. Daniel Kreiss’s “Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama” and Seth Noar’s “eHealth Applications: Promising Strategies for Behavior Change” have created a stir in their fields. And MIT Press asked Daren Brabham to write a book on his research around the emerging topic of crowdsourcing. The school is equally innovative in journalism, advertising, public relations and research. The experimental journalism project, Powering a Nation, has received countless honors including a SXSW Interactive Award and a prestigious Grantham Award of Special
Merit for environmental reporting. Heelprint, the student-run creative communications agency, which exists because of the largesse of alumni, proved its mettle this year winning its first paid contract. I could go on about the school’s excellence, but I want you to thumb through this Carolina Communicator to find the stories about Ryan Thornburg’s investigative reporting class; Jock Lauterer’s Fulbrightfunded trip to bring community journalism to China; the school’s response to an FCC report on the information needs of communities; the Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media; and the generosity of the Park family that once again has given students opportunities that would not happen without the Triad Foundation’s investment in the school; and more. I am honored and humbled to be the dean at an institution with such a great history, productive present and exciting future. We are preparing a new generation of journalists and communicators for a world that will continue to change. We expect our students to shape the future. We will experiment and innovate while we keep our Tar Heel values. We promise to be interactive — so let us know what you think. I’m only an email — or tweet — away.
Susan King, Dean John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor
From competition to cooperation: Engaging cable, satellite, Internet and mobile broadband service providers in meeting the information needs of communities The UNC Center for Media Law and Policy convened more than 50 scholars, journalists, press advocates, industry leaders and state legislators in January 2012 to identify the most urgent gaps in public affairs reporting and explore potential corrective actions, with a special eye toward increasing the role that cable, satellite, Internet and mobile broadband providers might play. The workshop, and the report that followed, were funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The following is excerpted from the report’s introduction. Read the full report, written by UNC doctoral graduate in media law Dean Smith, at jomc.unc.edu/infoneeds. When Frank Barrows was managing editor of The Charlotte Observer in the 1990s, the state’s largest newspaper boasted more than 200 news-editorial employees and an investigative team of six full-time reporters. The newspaper won awards for, among other things, a hard-hitting series on fatal wrongdoing in the state’s nursing homes, which led to government investigations and changes in the law. The Observer also won praise for pioneering reader-driven “civic journalism,” which emphasized issues over horse-race coverage of elections. Today, having left The Observer, Barrows is trying to start a nonprofit journalism organization on the ProPublica model that will emphasize watchdog coverage of state government. “North Carolina is not New Jersey, but it is not as clean as the conventional wisdom would imply,” he said. “Unfortunately, state government gets less and less coverage as newspapers pull in their field of vision and grapple with cutbacks.” His old newspaper provides a vivid example. Rick Thames, the current editor, says his news staff has shrunk by a third in the last five years. The upshot for statehouse coverage is that The Observer went from having two full-time reporters and a veteran columnist stationed in Raleigh to having no employees based in the capital. It now relies on its sister paper, The News & Observer, for state government coverage.
Filling gaps in accountability journalism, including waning statehouse coverage, was the central focus when the Center for Media Law and Policy, a joint project of the journalism and law schools at UNC, convened a workshop to reflect on the Federal Communication Commission’s 2011 report “The Information Needs of Communities.” Report author Steven Waldman was among the participants. “Many a government report has evaporated into the ether after publication,” he said, so the workshop, along with a series of similar workshops organized by Carnegie Corp. of New York and the Knight Foundation, represents an important model for leveraging a study like his to create greater impact. Bringing together industry leaders from throughout the state, along with journalists and academics, the UNC workshop was an unprecedented gathering that revealed a surprising amount of agreement on such issues as the importance of state-level C-SPANs.
MORE AT JOMC.UNC.EDU/INFONEEDS.
“That giant sucking sound you hear is the loss of public affairs reporting jobs as newspapers contract,” said Penny Abernathy, UNC’s Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics. She said the period from 1970 to 2000 was the “golden age” of public affairs reporting, when N.C. newspapers won the Pulitzer Prize for public service four times. “More than half the layoffs (in recent years) have hit these public service beats.”
The future of investigative reporting BY RYAN THORNBURG I’ve come to learn over the last few years that when people ask me what I think about the future of journalism, they’re really asking me about the future of publishing. They want to talk about Facebook or broadcasting live video from an iPhone. We talk about which gadget is cooler or which social network is more popular. The future of publishing, it seems to me, is bright — democratic, social and a great industry in which to be an entrepreneur. Journalism, though? Holding powerful people accountable? Shining light in dark places? There certainly are a lot fewer people doing it today than when I started teaching at UNC in 2007. And it seems harder for those kinds of stories to break through the cacophony of the increasingly democratic and disaggregated digital media environment. The future of professional journalism — a future that I think is a strong “buy” for anyone getting into the market — will be in the kind of expensive reporting that goes beyond the who, what, when and where to explain the how and the why. That’s why I began plotting more than a year ago with my former Washington Post colleague Sarah Cohen, a Knight Professor at Duke University, to teach a class of Duke and Carolina students that would provide a soup-to-nuts workshop in investigative reporting and digital publishing. How do you do the kind of journalism that’s so difficult that nobody else will do it for free and so valuable that everyone would pay to use it? In spring 2012, Sarah and I taught four Duke and seven Carolina undergrads through — and they’ll tell you this — a tough, tough semester of fun, hard work. During the semester, the students met some of the most important investigative reporters of our day. Several joined a small dinner with Paul Steiger, founder of the investigative nonprofit ProPublica. Pulitizer Prize winner and 1966 Carolina journalism alumnus Pat Stith enchanted students with a story about how chewing tobacco can aid investigative reporting. Lea Thompson, veteran of NBC’s Dateline, gave a lesson in on-camera posture as TV remains an important way to grab the attention of many Americans. We wanted students to experience how computer-assisted reporting and multimedia publishing are becoming two sides of the same coin. So they had an opportunity to use tools like DocumentCloud, Google Fusion Tables and Tableau Public. The students learned how to thoroughly background a public figure and a nonprofit company — beyond just Googling. They put many miles on their cars beating paths to Durham, Raleigh, Rocky Mount and High Point to understand the Golden LEAF Foundation — a $4.6 billion nonprofit that is funded with half of the state’s tobacco settlement money.
See Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and 1966 Carolina journalism grad Pat Stith talk about his reporting experiences – and how chewing tobacco can help land a source – in this conversation with Dean Susan King: go.unc.edu/Eg9d3.
A story on such a complex organization would take professional reporters much longer than a semester — not that we told our students that. Their efforts will pay off in the short term with a searchable database of Golden LEAF’s more than 1,000 grants as well as an archive of key documents related to the foundation’s work. Along with some analysis of who gets the money, our students have increased the transparency of the agency at a time when economic development efforts across the state see Golden LEAF as a funding source that remains while others dry up. It also comes at a time when some state legislators are looking to the foundation’s money as a possible plug for holes in the general budget. These students — on their way to jobs or internships in places like The New America Foundation, The Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette — were already incredibly smart and hard-working when they arrived in class. My hope is that we’ve given them tools that will help them lead a new generation of reporters for which the demand both in North Carolina and around the world will be higher than ever.
Ryan Thornburg is an assistant professor with a special interest in online journalism. Before joining the school’s faculty in 2007, he served as editor for the online arms of U.S. News & World Report, Congressional Quarterly and The Washington Post. The recipient of a 2011 Knight News Challenge grant, Thornburg is working to develop and deploy public records databases at news organizations that serve communities of fewer than 75,000 people. For information on the project, follow @rtburg and @OpenRural on Twitter.
Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama UNC journalism faculty member Daniel Kreiss’s “Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama” reveals the previously untold history of how the media and networking innovations of the Dean campaign played a starring role to help elect Barack Obama president. It documents key moments of electoral innovation, charting the dissemination and evolution of tools and techniques as they moved across politics, and chronicling the organizations that shape the ways in which candidates use new media. The 2008 Obama campaign created the organization, tools and practice that translated age-old political desire fueled by values, interests and grievances into concrete electoral resources. Citizens were empowered in the sense of having new opportunities to contribute to institutional electoral politics, but these were always bounded by the dictates of electoral strategy.
Chapter 3: Dean’s Demise and Taking on Bush Dean’s staffers developed and implemented much of the campaign’s technical and data systems quickly and without formal planning. The campaign leadership’s full embrace of the Internet put the medium at the center of strategy, even to the exclusion of other areas, such as the field effort in Iowa. Internet staffers had thousands of supporters’ names who wanted to volunteer in Iowa, but there was a disconnect with the field staffers, who called old lists of volunteers instead of those who had so recently self-identified online as potential volunteers.
Chapter 4: Wiring the Party
“Taking Our Country Back” tells an old story of electoral mobilization, not transformational politics. Waves of electoral mobilization often break upon the shores of routine politics given the durability, stability and persistence of electoral institutions.
With their extraordinary validation as the arbiters of a new kind of politics and an acute sense of the technological needs of campaigns, Internet staffers found a number of employment opportunities and clients at hand. The result was an impressive array of political organizations, which helped disseminate, formalize and extend many Dean campaign innovations. Drawing on what they learned in 2004, Dean’s former staffers built electoral tools and developed best practices for engaging supporters online.
The following are glimpses into each of the book’s chapters.
Chapter 5: Organizing the Obama Campaign
Chapter 1: Innovation, Infrastructure, and Organization in New Media Campaigning New media tools in campaigning work best as coordinating machinery when we are enthralled with a vision of transformation. The phrase “Taking Our Country Back” long predates Dean’s presidential run. The archconservative Pat Buchanan used the slogan for his own presidential bid in 1992. The slogan reveals continuities in electoral politics in the face of considerable technological change. Insurgent candidates seek to mobilize supporters for money and volunteers, and use all the tools at their disposal to do so.
Obama’s new media staff created the organizational processes and technical infrastructure that helped translate the extraordinary interest around his candidacy into the staple electoral resources enshrined in the ubiquitous phrase that staffers used to refer to their goals: “money, message, and mobilization.” Data and analytics underlay much of the work of the new media staff. It’s leadership conducted rigorous analysis of the returns on investment that every new media expenditure produced, from dollars to voter registrations, to both be efficient in its own work and to garner organizational resources.
Chapter 6: Mobilizing for Victory Chapter 2: Crafting Networked Politics The development of goals, tactics, tools and metrics of success for the mobilization of volunteers were hard-won organizational and technical achievements for Howard Dean’s Internet staffers. While previous campaigns used the Internet, the Dean campaign was the first to explicitly organize its operations around it. They created a series of innovations that have subsequently become the foundation for online electoral campaigning.
Obama’s new media staffers were far removed from ground-level battles over electoral turf, but they played an important role by leveraging new media tools for the ends of the field efforts. They provided supporters with tools for organizing on the ground months in advance of the arrival of active field staffers, created a distributed online canvass operation that involved thousands of volunteers, and registered thousands of new voters online.
Usage and grammar J-school test revised to better measure language skills BY ANDY BECHTEL UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication is famous — infamous, some students would say — for its spelling and grammar test. Since 1975, the journalism school has required students to pass the 100-question test with a grade of 70 or better to graduate. Few pass on the first attempt, but it’s offered numerous times each semester. According to the book “Making News” by Tom Bowers, the test made national news at the time of its introduction. At that time, it was mentioned in an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal, and NBC News came to campus to do a story about it. The test is still a rite of passage, now given online and not on paper. People still ask alumni and faculty of the school: Do they still have that test that you have to pass or else? The answer is yes, but its format has changed. Spelling is no longer part of the exam. The content of the test came up last fall when several faculty members were talking about the introductory newswriting course, in which many students first take the exam. In those conversations, I suggested that memorizing a spelling list wasn’t the best measure of competence in our craft. Why not use a set of questions about word choice instead? Other faculty members agreed to the idea. Spelling, of course, still matters. Students who misspell words on
assignments will still be penalized. As journalism students at UNC will tell you, misspelling the name of a source is a bad idea. That error means an automatic F on that assignment. But the spelling and grammar test has become the usage and grammar test. Students are now tested on grammar, punctuation and word usage. The goal of the revised exam is to better test the students’ knowledge of journalistic writing and editing. In addition, the new test better reflects what some employers use in making decisions on jobs and internships. Congratulations to those students who passed the old test. And good luck to those who will take the new one.
Associate professor Andy Bechtel teaches courses in news editing and newswriting. Before academia, he spent nearly 12 years copy editing and designing pages at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., and the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C. Bechtel is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Copy Editors Society and author of a NewsU course on alternative story forms.
The following word pairs are often confused. The new usage portion of the test will include many of these pairings: stationary/stationery affect/effect comprise/compose ordinance/ordnance shoe-in/shoo-in vane/vein/vain wither/whither oral/verbal pored/poured
historic/historical there/their/they’re council/counsel faze/phase flair/flare lay/lie your/you’re insure/ensure further/farther
infer/imply alter/altar bail/bale baited/bated censor/censure discreet/discrete principle/principal complement/compliment cannon/canon
biannual/biennial eminent/imminent accept/except capitol/capital rebut/refute who/whom
“Writers and editors also need to be able to spot errors in context, not just in isolated sentences. I think it might be a good idea to focus on vocabulary, rather than spelling. Writers need to be able to come up with the right word, paying attention to nuance and connotation.” —Pam Nelson, copy editor at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
“A homonym test would make a lot more sense than a spelling test. Spell-check won’t save you from the wrong homonym. I applaud ditching the spelling test. I hope they’ve also discontinued hand counting of headlines and use of the proportion wheel to size photos.” —John McIntyre, night content manager at The Baltimore Sun and former president of the American Copy Editors Society
SPELLING VS. USAGE To better test students’ knowledge of journalistic writing and editing, students will no longer choose the incorrectly spelled word from a list. Instead they will select words used in the correct context — which incorporates elements of spelling. Examples from the new usage section and from the old spelling section illustrate the change.
Choose the word that is spelled incorrectly.
Choose the word used correctly in the sentence
A imply (what the speaker does)
1. Its/It’s too late to add a class this
C conscientious (faithful, devoted)
D role (a part an actor plays)
None of the above
2. I brush my teeth every day/everyday.
None of the above 3. She pored/poured over the
2. A manufacturer (one who builds) B studies
stylebook to prepare for the exam.
B adviser (preferred)
C corpse (military)
4. Tomorrow is your/you’re next
chance to take the usage and
None of the above
(Answers: It’s, every day, pored, your)
(Answers: e, c, b, c)
None of the above
Book examines busy intersection of technology and health The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project showed that health information has become one of the most important subjects that Internet users seek. From 2000 to 2009, the percentage of American adults looking online for health information grew by nearly 150 percent.
tion technology, especially the Internet, to improve or enable health and health care.” The book provides historical background on eHealth in the era of Web 2.0, covering topics such as interactivity, virtual interventions, the use of avatars and digital games, and Internet and computertailored interventions. It also covers such topics as social media, implementation and dissemination, and the relevance of policy in this area.
The Internet and mobile devices are opening new doors for innovative health promotion and disease prevention efforts. They are capable of delivering health content that is individualized, interactive, convenient, accessible and distributable – and at a lower cost than more traditional methods.
“There is a rapidly emerging interdisciplinary field focused on the use of Internet and mobile technologies for health promotion and disease prevention – that field is eHealth,” says Noar. “However, we need to distinguish the evidence base from applications that are developed with little forethought and hastily put out there in the marketplace.”
Health care providers and public health experts are increasingly interested in using these newer approaches to encourage healthy living and behavior change. But there has not been a great deal of evidence about the efficacy of these approaches, and the evidence that does exist has not been synthesized to be easily accessible to researchers, practitioners and students.
Contributors to this story include Seth Noar, Nancy Grant Harrington and Ellen de Graffenreid.
Seth Noar, a health communication scholar at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication who also works with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, worked with Nancy Grant Harrington from the University of Kentucky to edit a book – “eHealth Applications: Promising Strategies for Behavior Change” – that provides an overview of eHealth applications and their use. The term eHealth refers to “the use of emerging information and communica-
66% 17% 9% 7,800 of Internet users look online for information about a specific health problem
of cell phone users have used their phones to look up health information
use apps to help track or manage their health
health and fitness apps offered in Apple’s App Store
The largest text-messaging health program in the United States is text4baby, a mobile service aimed at prenatal and postnatal health for low-income mothers. Users enroll by sending the keyword BABY to 511411. Some 90,000 subscribers are sent messages three times a week timed around the baby’s due date. While messages are not interactive, they do encourage recipients to call toll free hotlines for additional help. Text4baby is notable for having arranged a waiver of fees with wireless carriers.
MyQuit Coach is a mobile smoking cessation smartphone app released by Livestrong in November 2010. It helps users create a personalized quit plan and track their cigarette use in order to better understand their smoking patterns before quitting. They can use personalized tools, such as photos of loved ones, tips and progress charts to stay motivated. The app offers social support by allowing users to interact on the MyQuit Coach community board and to post progress on Facebook and Twitter.
You enter a virtual room, and standing there is the virtual you with your same smile, scar on the knee and raised mole on your neck. Your doctor says, “If you keep your tanning habit, this is what you can expect.” You watch crow’s feet form around your eyes and your skin gets leathery. A growth becomes apparent at your hairline. “Given your family history, sun exposure and lack of sun safety practices, I anticipate you will develop melanoma,” the doctor says. “If you change now, however…”
“ T H E R E I S A R A P I D LY E M E R G I N G I N T E R D I S C I P L I N A R Y FIELD FOCUSED ON THE USE OF INTERNET AND MOBILE T E C H N O L O G I E S F O R H E A LT H P R O M O T I O N A N D D I S E A S E P R E V E N T I O N – T H AT F I E L D I S E H E A LT H .” 2012
Capturing ‘Courage in the Moment’ J-school alum’s book illustrates the Civil Rights struggle in Chapel Hill As a staff photographer at The Daily Tar Heel during the early 1960s, Jim Wallace, a 1964 Carolina journalism graduate, documented Chapel Hill’s Civil Rights struggle, from sit-in protests to Franklin Street marches to Orange County Ku Klux Klan rallies. Wallace’s book, “Courage in the Moment: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1961–1964,” includes more than 100 of those photographs, many previously unpublished, which feature the men, women and students of Chapel Hill who put their lives on the line to better their community. Wallace, who retired in 2003 as the director/curator of Imaging and Photographic Services at the Smithsonian Institute, presented many of the book’s photos and reflected on his time at Carolina during a Feb. 13 event co-hosted by the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Carolina Association of Black Journalists (CABJ). His talk can be seen at jomc.unc.edu/wallace. The following photographs are taken from “Courage in the Moment.” All photographs copyright Jim Wallace
Top Left: A march turns onto Franklin Street from North Roberson Street. Bottom Left: A Ku Klux Klansman speaks from the back of a pick-up truck at a rally held in the summer of 1964 at the intersection of North Carolina State Road 86 and Interstate 85 between Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, N.C. Middle: Chapel Hill police stand between civil rights demonstrators and counter-protesters at Colonial Drug. Right: Demonstrators sit-in on Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill on Feb. 8, 1964. They were arrested for blocking traffic.
“’Courage in the Moment’ was originally suggested by the publisher of the book because they inaccurately thought that it took a lot of courage for me to take the photographs. For those of you who weren’t here at the time, I can tell you that wasn’t the case. We knew the people who were leading the marches. We knew the members from the churches. We knew what was happening. The ‘courage’ I allowed to stick in the title was the courage of the people living in this community who put their jobs on the line, who put their freedom on the line, in some cases, to change their community. That is a big commitment, and that, to me, is courage in the moment.”
– JIM WALLACE
Sharmine Baldwin leads marchers who are demanding integration via the passage of a Chapel Hill public accommodations law.
Media and moral beauty – the elevating sides of media
BY MARY BETH OLIVER
ing and elevating portrayals of human virtues such as kindness, courage, generosity and love. If we think of the movies that we deeply appreciate and that really stick with us, we see movies that are fundamentally about the beauty of the human spirit. Movies like “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Life is Beautiful” and “Schindler’s List” are examples of entertainment that touch our emotions, that elevate us, and that inspire us to be better and more compassionate people.
Evidence is mounting that individuals crave and value media that inspire and elevate. Image from “Stronger, Seattle Childrens Hospital” YouTube video. Published on May 6, 2012, by rumsssauce.
A great deal of media effects scholarship has tended to focus on the potential harms that media may have, including increased aggression, the development of unhealthy habits, and the creation of stereotypes, among a host of other harms. I take a different spin on media, focusing instead on the positive and uplifting role that media may have on viewers. Scholarship in media psychology is just now beginning to systematically study the potential for media to inspire, to instill meaningfulness, and to demonstrate moving portrayals of human virtue. I began my scholarship in this area by examining the different motives that people have for consuming entertainment. In addition to motives such as fun and humor, I have found that people often turned to entertainment to contemplate larger meaning-in-life questions that are associated with greater insight and reflection. Some of the most celebrated and culturally valued entertainment examples are ones that do not merely amuse, but that also depict very mov-
As researchers, we have focused a lot of our energy researching negative media influence, but we are increasingly seeing that media products including film, news, books and even YouTube videos have the potential to be tremendously uplifting and motiving. A case in point is the enormous popularity of a recent YouTube video featuring child cancer patients at the Seattle Children’s Hospital singing Kelly Clarkson’s song “Stronger.” The video went viral in a matter of days, with user comments expressing tears, admiration, love and awe. Evidence is mounting that individuals crave and value media that inspire and elevate, and that such media hold promise of being tremendously influential. To examine the influence of positive media portrayals on viewers’ emotions and behaviors, my colleagues and students at Penn State, UNC and VU University Amsterdam and I have begun to conduct experiments in areas that include stereotype reduction, greater acceptance of stigmatized groups, enhanced effectiveness of health-related messages and even the potential of video games to provide users with meaningful and enriching experiences. We are just beginning to scratch the surface of the almost limitless ways in which positive media experiences can be harnessed for social good. I can’t think of a more exciting and gratifying area to study, and the implications and opportunities for journalists, public relations specialists and other media professionals are enormous.
Mary Beth Oliver is a distinguished professor at Penn State University in the College of Communications and co-director of its Media Effects Research Lab. In spring 2012, she was the Roy H. Park Distinguished Visiting Professor in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her research in media effects focuses on emotion and social cognition and the media. Her recent publications on these topics have appeared in such journals as “Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly,” “Journal of Communication,” “Human Communication Research,” “Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media,” and “Communication Research,” among others. She has authored more than 30 book chapters, and is co-editor with Jennings Bryant on “Media Effects: Advances in Theory and Research” (third edition) and with Robin Nabi on “The Sage Handbook of Media Processes and Effects.” She is working with Arthur Raney on an edited volume about the implications of media on social life.
2012 The 37th Frame, the annual photo contest and exhibit run by the UNC student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association that features the best student work from the past year, celebrated its 10th anniversary in spring 2012. This year’s exhibition featured more than 40 images — in spot news, general news, feature, sports action, sports feature, portrait, pictorial, illustration and photo story categories — selected from hundreds of submissions. The images were judged by a panel of professionals from The News & Observer, award-winning documentary photographers and UNC faculty members. The following are some of the images featured in the 37th Frame exhibition.
Above: Stephen Mitchell Michael Morgan bows his head in prayer before the start of the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Memorial March in Raleigh, N.C., on Monday, Jan. 16, 2011. Morgan, a superior court judge in Raleigh, said he has participated in the march every year for more than 15 years.
Right: Daniel M. N. Turner The Tuckertown Cliffs in Stanly County have become legendary for many in central North Carolina, with people coming from more than an hour away jump off the cliffs.
Above: Brittany Peterson Rosi, 5, plays in the window of her family’s home, batting at bugs and munching on her apple. She is a curious and creative girl who tends to be the quieter of two sisters and regularly appears to be lost in her dreams and imagination. While her sister Melissa likes to play outside and ride her bike, Rosi prefers to stay inside where she draws and practices writing numbers and her name on a white board. She says she wants to be a teacher or a doctor. “I have to study a lot,” she said.
Right: Carolyn Stotts Lauren Petersburg, senior member of the Star Heels Dance Company at UNC, poses for the Ballerina Project, Chapel Hill, a photography series inspired by a similar project in New York City. The idea behind the project is to look at the juxtaposition of grace, beauty and elegance amongst the grit and grime of everyday life.
Left: Maria van Aalst A group of UNC students painted themselves blue to support the UNC football team in its Sept. 10, 2011 game against Rutgers. The group, organized by junior Jonathan White, paints themselves blue for every home Carolina football game. The Tar Heels won the game 24–22.
Right: Spencer Bakalar Early-morning songbirds congregate on telephone wires in downtown Somerset, Ky.
Below: Bryce Butner A canoe drifts across a temporarily placid Lower Russian Lake in the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska.
Left: Mimi Schiffman “There’s so much stuff I never imaged myself doing that I am doing pretty much every day,” said Suzanne Nelson of her work on Cozi Farms. Her animals live on two separate pieces of property in Saxapahaw, N.C. This pig lives just outside of Nelson’s home.
Left: Brittany Peterson Classroom chairs form a barricade on the property gate of the North Catholic University campus in Antofagasta, Chile. In early June 2011, students began to occupy their university and high school campuses and cancel classes to demand comprehensive education reform. Among their demands are free, public, not-for-profit education for all Chilean students. Above: Allison Russell Sister Reneé Murphy, 69, is a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a Catholic apostolic teaching community. She lives with three other sisters in the convent next to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Raleigh.
Right: Terri Flagg Before appearing on stage at Capital Cabaret, a Raleigh, N.C., gentlemen’s club, “Serena” spoke with the house mother about her wishes to begin a career modeling for Maxim magazine.
Taking the Community Journalism Roadshow to China BY JOCK LAUTERER
Senior lecturer and Carolina Community Media Project director Jock Lauterer spent two weeks in summer 2012 as Fulbright Senior Specialist to China to give lectures and lead seminars at three Beijing universities at which his Chinese counterparts mispronounced his unfamiliar name “joke.” He is the author of “Community Journalism: Relentlessly Local” and most recently was the project manager for Communication University of China professor Chen Kai’s groundbreaking 2012 book, “An Introduction to Community Newspapers in the U.S.,” published in Mandarin. Lauterer blogged about his experience while there, and a few of his posts are included below. I tried to tell them about the strength of community newspapers in the U.S. and how these smaller papers in many cases were thriving. After the presentation, I was besieged for autographs and business cards. There is hope! Left feeling like a rock star. Today, however, was another matter. I met the — I won’t call it the “enemy” in the classical fighting sense — but I surely met the opposition. At a conference billed as exploring the growth and development of the community press in China, my job was to make a case for bringing community journalism to China — and making that case to a table full of high-powered big media folks. One publisher from a large paper in a city south of Beijing listened impassively and then responded with a straight face that he thought government control of the media was absolutely a good thing and totally necessary to maintain order in the society. Besides, he added, people don’t care about their local government. At that, I had to gently take off the gloves, and say something pretty outrageous about freedom of the press and the need for an informed citizenry, which I know fell on deaf ears. But on the positive, in the background, behind the editors, sat their underlings — and they were SMILING at us, and nodding in agreement. And the best part about the whole thing was that the moderator kept referring to me as “Mr. Joke.” Which, after today, is about how I feel. Because if you want to do something this risky and bold, you better have a thick hide and a sense of humor. A world “Citizen” – Jock Lauterer with a copy of the Carrboro Citizen at the Great Wall of China. (Photo by Chen Kai)
Enter stage right: the 600-pound gorilla MAY 23, 2012
Mr. Joke goes to China MAY 18, 2012 Curiosity is alive and well here. The classroom held about 60 undergrads, and they were for the most part attentive, responsive and acted like they were genuinely interested and downright fascinated at times with the big bald American with the bright red tie and his crazy ideas.
From the very get-go, this Chinese Community Journalism Project has been bedeviled by the tacit issue of press freedom — or more accurately, the lack thereof. How can I speak of great journalism at any level without confronting the issue head-on? Tonight at the prestigious J-school of Tsinghua University, I began
by telling a true story of meeting a Sudanese professor in 2008. In complete surety, she blamed the Western media for fabricating the controversy over Darfur. She assured us that the alleged genocide was trumped up and entirely manufactured to make Sudan look bad. When I asked why she believed this, the professor replied brightly, “Because my government tells me so.”
TOP: Lecturing at Tsinghua University where students tell me they want to make a difference as journalists. MIDDLE: Along with my Chinese colleague, professor Chen Kai, I tried to make a pitch for bringing community journalism to China. BOTTOM: The ol’ perfesser is joined by students and faculty of Tsinghua University. (Photos by Chen Kai)
I couldn’t help but notice the level of tension had risen precipitously in the lecture hall, as if everyone was holding his or her breath. I left the lecture hall thoroughly spent, both emotionally and physically, but also deeply satisfied.
All’s well that ends well MAY 26, 2012 During my two weeks in China I gave eight lectures — and saved the best for last. Or I should say the best was saved for me until the last. My third presentation at the Communication University of China (CUC) attracted a loyal cohort of 16 kids, most of whom attended the first two talks and wanted more. After telling the story of how professor Chen’s book “An Introduction to Community Newspapers in the U.S.” came to be, I read aloud greetings from editors from the 10 newspapers that Chen featured. After hearing the greeting from editor-publisher Ken Ripley of the Spring Hope Enterprise, the students broke into spontaneous applause. Here’s what Ripley said: Dear Chinese friends — for that is how I view all fellow journalists no matter what country — I am excited that you want to learn about community journalism and what we do in America. So much has changed in recent years. The technology. The business model. The expanded means of communication made possible through the Internet. Even my small newspaper in a small town is affected by these changes. But one big thing has not changed and I hope never changes — our mission is to help our community, whatever size it may be, to see itself as it is and as it can be; to be a positive force for good on behalf of all its people; and to be a channel of honest information and open discussion through which caring people can determine their own affairs and the civic life of their community no matter what kind of government they have. As you begin, or continue, to practice your chosen journalism profession — big city, little town, Internet blog — I hope you will love what you’re doing, and, if you love the people you serve, great things will be ahead in your future. You may or may not make much money, but you will be rich in all the ways that count. Best wishes from Spring Hope, North Carolina. — Ken Ripley
Next, I opened the floor to Q and A, and their questions were heartbreakingly sincere and naïve. My personal favorite: “How can I start my own community newspaper?”
TO READ ALL OF LAUTERER’S ADVENTURES IN CHINA, VISIT WEBLOGS.JOMC.UNC.EDU/BLUEHIGHWAYS.
The South in Red and Purple Southernized Republicans, Diverse Democrats BY FERREL GUILLORY The following is excerpted from an essay that appears in “Southern Cultures,” a quarterly publication from the UNC Center for the Study of the American South. To read the full essay, visit www.southerncultures.org. Twenty-four years ago, both the Democratic and Republican parties held their national conventions in cities of the American South. Democrats gathered in Atlanta to nominate Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts for president, and Republicans assembled in New Orleans to nominate George H. W. Bush of Texas. To mark the arrival of Democrats in his city — and mindful that Republicans would subsequently meet way down yonder — Bill Kovach, then editor of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, commissioned a series of essays on the Southern condition by 17 eminent historians, novelists and journalists. Their essays were collected after the 1988 election in “The Prevailing South: Life & Politics in a Changing Culture.” “It has been a long time since the South has enjoyed the feeling of being really wanted and needed in the national business of electing a president,” historian C. Vann Woodward wrote in the opening of his essay for the book. “But now, rather suddenly, and for the first time in history, both major political parties have held their presidential nominating conventions in the Deep South.” The 1988 conventions had the aura of a historic milestone, and their sites seemed ready-made for the every-four-year exercise in political liturgy. Atlanta had decisively emerged as primus inter pares as the Southeast’s major metropolis, with its international-hub airport, its tall towers standing sentinel along Peachtree, and its magnetic pull to in-migrants both black and white. New Orleans had long served as a convention-city, with its Vieux Carré at a dramatic bend in the Mississippi, its splendid restaurants and its landmark domed stadium. In preparing for the 2012 presidential election, both major political parties chose cities in the American South for their national conventions. Republicans convened in Tampa, and, a week later, Democrats met in Charlotte. The 2012 conventions had a different feel — less about history, more about the politics of the moment. Until now, neither Tampa nor Charlotte would have readily come to mind as natural destinations for big political conventions. No doubt they were chosen in part because Florida and North Carolina are “in play” as competitive states in the November general election. Whatever the politics of their selection, Tampa and Charlotte stand as exhibits of what the modern South has become; the region’s center of gravity has shifted toward an array of recently developed, sprawling, muscular metropolitan areas that now increasingly define its economy, culture and politics. While the South is often depicted as resistant to change, Woodward wrote in his 1988 essay that “change, in fact, has long been a cen-
tral theme of Southern history, prodigious change of such degree and frequency as to become one of the region’s several distinctive traits.” The independent decisions of Republicans and Democrats to choose sites in the American South for their national conventions offer a fresh opportunity to examine the latest manifestations of what change has wrought in the life and politics of the region.
FIVE BIG TRENDS In considering the condition of the South and how the region fits into the national political fabric of 2012, let’s identify and examine five big trends:
1 | Politically, the South is not an assembly of states, acting in unison, in the grip of one party. The region is not one South, undivided. 2 | While its rural heritage and culture still exert a strong pull on the region’s own self-image and on the nation’s imagination, burgeoning metropolitan areas now decisively dominate the economy and increasingly propel the politics of the South. 3 | Whither Texas? It has remained stubbornly Republican even as it has become a multi-hued state of whites, blacks and Latinos, without an ethnic or racial majority. 4 | The recessions of 2000–2010 delivered a stunning blow to the South, knocking the region off its fast track of progress. Still, among many Southern voters, cultural and social concerns trump economic issues at the ballot box.
5 | The center of gravity of both the Democratic and Republican parties has shifted. The national GOP has grown “southernized,” while Democrats have found it difficult to sustain their “New South” agendas in an age of austerity.
Ferrel Guillory is a professor of the practice in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and director of the Program on Public Life. Since 1996, he has co-authored “The State of the South,” a series of biennial reports to the region and its leadership. He also is co-author of the book “The Carolinas: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: An Exploration of Social and Economic Trends, 1924-1999.” Before academia, Guillory spent more than 20 years as a reporter, editorial page editor and columnist for The (Raleigh) News & Observer.
Student-run Heelprint markets the Cherokee Challenge, succeeds with first major contract Heelprint Communications, the J-school’s student-run creative communications agency, successfully delivered on its first major contract — with Cherokee, a private equity firm that specializes in brownfield redevelopment and invests in high-impact environmental business models. Heelprint was charged with marketing the second annual Cherokee Challenge, a competition and accelerator designed to identify, fund and develop environmental business ventures. Though Cherokee did not disclose final application numbers, Cherokee Challenge manager J.T. Vaughn was impressed by the team’s work – particularly with regard to social media. “I would highly recommend using Heelprint to manage any organization’s social media presence,” he said. “This is a niche where students, in particular, are on the cutting edge.” Led by Jacqui Johnstone, Heelprint account producer and a May 2012 graduate, the team used a three-prong strategy targeting motivated entrepreneurs and encouraging applications. Heelprint reached out directly to more than 150 environmental business thought leaders, bloggers and entrepreneurs located in U.S. cities considered entrepreneurial hubs. Team members also incorporated online advertising with Google Adwords — which yielded 2.7 million impressions and 1,215 clicks. But according to Vaughn, the social media prong of the campaign was the most impressive. Students developed and managed Cherokee’s presence on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Heelprint leveraged this expertise to more than double Cherokee’s “Likes” on Facebook during a one-month period and generated more than 40 mentions on Twitter.
Students in UNC’s Ad Club and Public Relations Student Society of America founded Heelprint in 2009, and the agency primarily served community and University clients pro-bono until 2012. In the fall of 2011, Heelprint underwent a restructuring designed to make the agency sustainable through profitability, which led to landing the Cherokee account in February. Adam Schifter and Fitch Carrere were Heelprint’s CEO and COO, respectively. Carrere met Vaughn, a UNC graduate and Cherokee analyst who manages the Cherokee Challenge, at an event associated with Carolina’s entrepreneurship minor. Soon thereafter, the Heelprint team pitched successfully for the account. “Cherokee is a highly-respected firm and a great client to have in our portfolio,” Carrere said. “The account builds a great foundation for Heelprint both in attracting new clients and in recruiting the strongest talent to the agency. Plus we really believe in what Cherokee and the Cherokee Challenge stands for.” Heelprint is supported by an endowment established by Charlie Adams and Jamie Jacobson of Adams & Longino Advertising in Greenville, N.C. Jacobson also serves on the J-school’s board of advisers. Jim and Peggy Cobb of Florida also made a gift to help equip the agency with laptops, displays and software for its East Franklin Street offices.
TouchStone: Treasuring Chuck Stone and celebrating the diversity program he inspired BY CHRYS BULLARD
“... come on, take on this proud, black, angry, loving, audacious, awfully bright dude if you dare.” Ron Javers writing about Chuck Stone in Philadelphia, June 1991
Chuck Stone the man saw injustice; Chuck Stone the journalist called it by name and hurled Molotov cocktails of well-chosen words at it. He retired as Walter Spearman Professor in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2005, but not before inspiring a program planned to advance in perpetuity his ideals of decency, inclusion and fairness to all people: The Chuck
Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media, open to high school students from all across the country. The program’s first class of alumni completed their undergraduate degrees in May 2012, and woe be it to those who would prejudice or marginalize: a new generation of socially aware, keenly engaged, passionately impartial young people is here.
Those who enter the Chuck Stone Program access a valuable portal — one that introduces them to powerful new ways of thinking about age, ethnicity, religion, gender identification, race, socioeconomic status and ability. Since 2007, 68 rising high school seniors of “I was in the first class of diverse backgrounds have engaged in the Chuck Stone Program. six intense days of lectures, interviews, The experience drew me discussion sessions, guest speaker to UNC-Chapel Hill and panels, one-on-one mentoring, writing influenced my decision to and editing sessions. “By numbers, the major in journalism and mass Chuck Stone Program is a resounding success,” said Queenie Byars, the procommunication. I’ll be using gram’s director. “As far as we can verify, a lot of the skills I learned every Chuck Stone student has gone to pursue an international on to attend college.” One-third of profellowship. The Chuck Stone gram graduates pursued higher educaProgram started it all.” tion at Carolina, many in journalism and mass communication. Elizabeth Wangu, UNC-Chapel Hill Class of 2012 with a double major in Funded by an anonymous donor and Journalism and Mass Communication the Gannett Foundation, the program and African Studies. also depends heavily on grants and private gifts. It grew out of The Rainbow Institute, launched in 1992 and co-directed by Chuck Stone for four years. Stone is among the more than 60 guest speakers, professors and instructors who have volunteered their time to the young journalists. “What makes our program unique is Chuck Stone,” said Byars. “Students are deeply inspired by his life story. They want to emulate his achievements and become journalists, too.” For its considerable impact, the program earned Carolina’s University Diversity Award for 2011, presented by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.
2011 Chuck Stone Program participants
“C. Sumner ‘Chuck’ Stone, you have been called many names: gadfly, activist, agitator, even nuisance, for you are all of these: a constant stinging prod to politicians who don’t attend to the public business, a strong voice for civil rights and social justice... and an annoying witness to the persistence of racial discrimination.” Wesleyan Alumni Association chairman Richard E. Cavanagh awarding Stone the Raymond E. Baldwin Medal for Extraordinary Service to the University and Public Interest in May 1988.
Diversity is the stuff of Chuck Stone’s DNA. His great-grandmother was a Haitian slave, his grandfather half Spanish and half Native American and his mother, Creole. Stone’s legendary gift for dissent also has a place on the family tree, if in name only: his father, Charles Sumner Stone Sr. was named for the white abolitionist Charles Sumner. Born in St. Louis and reared in Hartford, Conn., Charles Sumner Stone Jr. was heralded as “class prophet” before graduating with honors from Hartford Public High School in 1942. He briefly entered Springfield College, his father’s alma mater, but was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps, then mustering black troops for combat flight and flight-support training at its airfield near Tuskegee, Ala. Stone
trained as a navigator, but segregation narrowed his options. “It broke my heart,” he said in the January 2004 issue of Metro magazine, reflecting on the racism that kept the Tuskegee Airman out of the B-29 cockpit. On discharge, Stone was poised to attend Harvard when a chance encounter with Wesleyan University’s director of admissions steered him back to Connecticut and a major in political science and economics. His eloquence earned him a seat on the podium as commencement speaker for the Class of ’48 with the chosen topic, “America’s Broken Promises to Blacks.” In 1951, Stone completed a master’s degree in sociology at the University of Chicago, sojourned as the first black executive at Carson Pirie Scott depart-
“Chapel Hillians are just discovering Chuck Stone. I knew him in the ‘Stone’ Age in Philadelphia 20 years ago!” Rolfe Neill, chairman and publisher of The Charlotte Observer, September 1992
ment store, studied law and then joined CARE for a two-year stint in India, Egypt and Gaza. He returned to the U.S. in August 1958, just in time for another chance encounter to set the stage for his life’s work. Stone lived with his sister in New York City, a job in international affairs on his agenda. Returning his visiting mother to the train station, they ran into an old friend from Hartford: Al Duckett, former editor of The Hartford Chronicle and The New York Age, a blackowned newspaper in operation since 1880. Stone joined the Age as a writer, and six months later, owner and publisher S.B. Fuller promoted the young upstart over 12 more tenured journalists to make him editor. While at the Age, he did a story on a young entertainer named Bill Cosby, initiating a lifelong friendship that included Cosby’s 2006 appearance at Carolina to benefit the Chuck Stone Citizen of the World Fund established after Stone’s retirement. Harlem readers took note, Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael and Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Harlem’s representative on Capitol Hill,
Assistant professor Queenie Byars, right, poses with Elizabeth Wangu, a Chuck Stone Program alumna, at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s 2012 spring commencement ceremony in Carmichael Arena.
among them. The Age ceased publication in 1960, but Stone had found his niche in journalism. Much remained to be said: the clamor for equal rights escalated daily. He took a job as editor and White House correspondent for the Washington Afro-American, followed by editor-in-chief of the Chicago Daily Defender, a position from which he was fired for criticizing powerful Mayor Richard Daley. In 1964 he joined Adam Clayton Powell in Washington as speechwriter and special assistant, adding political savvy to his journalistic chops and affirming himself as an influential member of Dr. Martin Luther King’s inner circle. Powell was forced out of office in 1967, and for the next five years Stone pursued a series of jobs and authored three books — “Tell it Like it Is,” “Black Political Power in America” and “King Strut.” In 1972, he returned to the newsroom, accepting a position as senior editor and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. For the next 19 years he vexed city hall and its police force, earning acclaim as a voice for the common, and not-so-common, man. Because of his reputation for fairness, Stone mediated nego-
tiations for a total of 75 murderers who refused to surrender to Philadelphia police. He also advocated for his profession, founding the National Association of Black Journalists and serving as its first president. In 1991, he left the News to come to Carolina as Walter Spearman Professor, at the time, one of only 102 blacks to hold an endowed professorship at a U.S. university. “Turned out, too, that Chuck Stone was a master teacher,” wrote Javers in Philadelphia in June 1991. “I managed to overhear a lot of his lessons ... with Jesse Jackson and Coretta Scott King and Walter Fauntroy and Gus Savage and Willie Brown ... I heard him counsel prisoners and chide murderers, comfort weary mothers and inspire wayward sons.” Stone’s substantive reputation preceded him to Carolina, but the style of Stone’s substance was a surprise: bow ties, Brooks Brothers suits, signature horn-rimmed glasses, a flat top, cowboy boots, brown ink. Immediately popular, he taught the fundamen-
tals of journalism using the acronym FEAT: fairness, even-handedness, accuracy and thoroughness. Outside the classroom, he worked with hundreds of students in the North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, advocating for student press rights and inspiring the Chuck Stone Institute Scholarship for Courage of the Press. His outstanding career is reflected in five honorary degrees and scores of civic, fraternal and journalistic awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize; induction into the N.C. Hall of Fame in Journalism; the Freedom Forum Free Spirit Award; a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Journalists and induction into its Hall of Fame; and the 2007 Society of Professional Journalists’ Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award. In nominating Stone, journalist David Bulla wrote, “Few mass communication professors in the country have had a more profound influence on a generation of journalists than did Professor Stone.” As Chuck might say, “Amen, brother.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO MAKE A GIFT TO THE CHUCK STONE PROGRAM FOR DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION AND MEDIA OR THE CHUCK STONE CITIZEN OF THE WORLD FUND, PLEASE CONTACT SPEED HALLMAN, ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI AFFAIRS, (919) 962-9467 OR SPEED_HALLMAN@UNC.EDU.
J-school students help recruit future Tar Heels During the spring 2012 semester, four UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication students formed the inaugural team of communication interns to help recruit future classes of the best and brightest to Carolina. Rachel Hamlin, Jeff Miles, Anna Mullen and Andrea Pino incorporated their experience as Carolina students and as “digital natives” to help shape the UNC Office of Undergraduate Admissions’ online communication with admitted students. “One of the top reasons for admitted students not coming to Carolina, according to survey, is that we could do better communicating with them personally,” said Ashley Memory, communications director at the admissions office. “The interns are the definition of personal outreach. They are from a generation entirely comfortable with sharing their experiences openly online.” Through the internship, rising junior Pino found that social media could provide real-time information to prospective students — something that a brochure can’t. Brochures don’t captivate today’s students. They can’t deliver the two-way communication that Pino, her fellow interns and the admissions staff can — and that prospective students need. “Brochures can only say so much,” Pino said. “[Prospective students] can ask and see what it is like to be at Carolina as it happens … You can really impact a student’s life by connecting them with info.” “As it happens” often means when the lights and computers in Jackson Hall — home of the admissions office — are off. The Office
of Undergraduate Admissions has business hours; Twitter and Facebook do not. “Questions often come in late at night when students are exploring — not between 8 [a.m.] and 6 [p.m.],” Memory said. “We need to answer them on their timetable.” Memory said that the interns enhanced the ability to communicate on a personal level — through email and Twitter campaigns, photos and video. In addition to interns incorporating new media tools, they also told their own stories — with tools the admissions office has long employed — to create connections with potential Tar Heels. Miles wrote about his transition from an urban high school to college in a letter that went out to thousands of prospective students who might relate with his experiences and therefore decide to attend Carolina. Pino corresponded directly with admitted international students who sometimes require more help in the admissions process. “They’ve taught us the importance of putting a name and a personal experience with almost everything we do,” Memory said. “[The first semester has] laid a powerful groundwork for what we want to continue to do.” The internship program, which will run for five years, is made possible by a grant from the Triad Foundation. The foundation has funded the Roy H. Park Fellowships awarded to incoming master’s and doctoral students at the journalism school since 1997.
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Leading professionals visit the school during spring 2012 semester The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication presented some of the nation’s most influential media figures in investigative journalism, politics and cable news in a slate of public lectures during the spring 2012 semester. The school also welcomed UNC and Carolina J-school alumni working in the journalism and communication industries back to campus to meet with students. In addition to meeting with students and lecturing, several visitors sat down with Dean Susan King in the Carolina News Studio to talk about their time at Carolina and their careers. Visit the school’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/uncjschool and check out the playlist “Conversations with Dean Susan King” to hear what our visitors had to say.
1 | Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News, gave the Roy H. Park Distinguished Lecture on April 12. 2 | Helene Cooper, White House correspondent for The New York Times and a Carolina J-school alumna, gave the Nelson Benton Lecture on March 20.
5 | Jim Roberts, a 1977 Carolina journalism alumnus and assistant managing editor for digital at The New York Times, met with students in multimedia design, advanced editing courses and with the Reese Felts Digital News operation on Jan. 19.
6 | Jim Wallace, a 1964 J-school graduate
4 | Alan Murray, deputy managing editor
and former director/curator of Imaging and Photographic Services at the Smithsonian Institution, presented photographs from his book “Courage in the Moment: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1961-1964,” at a Feb. 13 event co-sponsored by the school and the Carolina Association of Black Journalists.
and executive editor online for The Wall Street Journal and a 1977 Carolina grad, talked with students in Knight Chair Penny Abernathy’s digital media economics class on March 27.
7 | Paul Steiger, editor-in-chief, CEO and president of ProPublica, delivered the Reed Sarratt Distinguished Lecture on Feb. 20.
3 | War correspondents and Pulitzer Prize winners Chris Hedges and David Zucchino, a 1973 Carolina journalism grad, spoke with students during a Q&A session in the N.C. Halls of Fame room.
ROY H. PARK FELLOWSHIPS
Pictured left to right: Elizabeth Park Fowler, Tetlow Park, Roy H. Park Jr., Trip Park and Laura Park
A World-Changing Idea In 1997, the Triad Foundation of Ithaca, N.Y., made a commitment to UNC that was to transform not only the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, but to make a deep imprint on the field itself. Thanks to the Roy H. Park Fellowships, some 350 professionals have completed their doctoral and master’s degrees in the 15 years between the time Dean Richard Cole announced the program and Dean Susan King presided over the 2012 commencement. The fellows, assuming research, teaching and professional posts in news, technology, advertising, web design and public relations are having, as Cole once predicted, “a domino effect.” Their restless energy and world-changing ideas are reminiscent of the fellowship’s namesake. Roy H. Park, a Dobson, N.C., native who rose from Depression-era farm boy to media titan, reinvented himself through several careers. He wrote for newspapers, worked as a publicist, hatched a lucrative branding campaign with Duncan Hines using outdoor advertising and then embarked on a meteoric rise as CEO of Park Communications, estimated at its zenith to reach one in four U.S. households. Park’s final career turn, that of philanthropist, achieved a different reach. The impulse to leave the world better, more connected, more comprehensible than one found it, is the essence of the fellowship. Through the Park Fellowships, Roy H. Park’s legacy continues.
NEWS BRIEFS UNC is one of only two journalism schools BBDO executive vice president named UNC Knight Chair for Digital nationwide with two Knight Chairs. Advertising and Marketing At BBDO, Sciarrino advised more than
develop stories that engage audiences and take action on STEM education issues. See stemwire.org
JoAnn Sciarrino, executive vice president for BBDO North America, has been named Knight Chair in Digital Advertising and Marketing at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
30 global clients — most notably AT&T, Starbucks, FedEx and Hyatt — for more than a decade in insight generation from research, analytics and modeling. She and her team led innovation of analytical approaches within the agency, such as advertising claims substantiation, message mix modeling, social media brand attachment and corporate social consciousness measurement.
The 100Kin10 initiative, first announced at the June 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America Meeting in Chicago, invites stakeholders to apply resources strategically to address the shortage of STEM teachers and improve learning for all students. It includes more than 100 organizations collaborating to reach the goal of 100,000 new STEM teachers in the classroom over the next 10 years.
UNC journalism school to provide digital news service for science, technology, engineering and math education initiative
The digital news service will distribute content to 100Kin10 partners and other media organizations on various platforms, tracking audience engagement with the stories in order to inform future coverage and approaches to reporting.
Sciarrino, an advertising and marketing executive with more than 25 years of experience, will work with the industry to test, deploy and refine digital advertising and marketing business models — and share results and ideas widely within the professional and academic communities. In her capacity as Knight Chair, she will continue her ties to BBDO and its clients to do deep research to help move the digital advertising industry forward. She will collaborate with the school’s Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Penny Abernathy to develop an entrepreneurial hub that drives innovation in the field. Both chairs are endowed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of a national effort to recruit top professionals into the ranks of tenured professors.
The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication received a grant to provide a digital news service that advances the national conversation around the need for more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers in America. Carnegie Corp. of New York awarded the school and its Reese Felts Digital Newsroom (reesenews.org) $50,000 to create the 100Kin10 Digital News Service to
Senior wins Carolinas Agency Experience internship UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication senior Esther S. Lee was named a recipient of the 2012 Carolinas Agency Experience paid summer internships by the 4As Carolinas Council.
The North Carolina Halls of Fame in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations inducted seven new members during an April 15 ceremony at the Carolina Inn. The class of 2012 included, from left to right, Donald Shaw (journalism), Gary Pearce (public relations), Frank Daniels III (journalism), John Skipper (journalism), J. Walker Smith (advertising), Bill Green (journalism) and Karen L. Parker (journalism). The Halls of Fame, based in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, honor individuals who have made outstanding, career-long contributions to their fields. Honorees must be native North Carolinians, or must be distinctly identified with the state. Nominations for the 2013 Halls of Fame may be sent to Dean Susan King by Dec. 31, 2012.
Lee, who graduated in May, interned this summer with McKinney in Durham, N.C., as part of the Carolinas Agency Experience. The Carolinas Agency Experience internship program recognizes UNC-Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University students who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field of marketing communications. As part of this innovative 4As program, winning candidates are then able to choose the agency with which they wish to intern from a list of potential host agencies throughout the Carolinas.
J-school students recognized by UNC for commitment to diversity A J-school doctoral student and a student organization led by an undergraduate journalism major were recognized with University-wide diversity awards given by the UNC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Joseph Erba, a third-year doctoral student and Roy H. Park Fellow, received the graduate student diversity award for his commitment to diversity in his research, teaching and public service. Erba specializes in strategic and intercultural communication, focusing on the relationship between media portrayals of racial minorities and racial minority students’ college experiences. His dissertation examines the experiences of Latino male undergraduates at a predominately white public university. Findings from his research may promote a better understanding of the role media play in minority students’ college experiences and assist university administrators to enhance intercultural relationships on campus. Erba also serves on the advisory board for Latino Journalism and Media at Carolina (Latijam).
Viviana Bonilla Lopez, a junior in the J-school, accepted a diversity award on behalf of Rethink: Psychiatric Illness, a student organization dedicated to raising awareness and educating others about mental health issues. The group also designed a skills-training event that will prepare UNC students to become Rethink Ambassadors and make UNC a safer place for students and community members with mental illnesses. Lopez co-founded and leads the group with fellow undergraduate Stephanie Nieves Rios.
‘Coal: A Love Story’ wins SXSW Interactive award “Coal: A Love Story,” an interactive multimedia website produced by students in the school, won in the student category of the SXSW Interactive Awards presented March 13 in Austin, Texas. The 2011 project, which explores modern culture’s complicated relationship with coal, is an iteration of Powering a Nation, the school’s contribution to the experimental News21 project funded by the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education. The initiative fosters in-depth, interactive and innovative journalism at schools across the country. “Coal: A Love Story” provides audiences with an immersive online experience that challenges them to engage with energy issues in a personalized way. The school’s “Finding the Uwharries” — a website featuring multimedia narratives produced near Badin, N.C., during the eighth annual Carolina Photojournalism Workshop — was also one of five finalists in the category. For two consecutive years, two Carolina journalism school projects have been
selected as finalists in the category “devoted exclusively to the student designers who are refreshing this industry with new talent and new ideas.” In 2011, reesenews.org and “Now What Argentina?” were selected as student finalists.
SABEW’s Best in Business winner again a UNC J-school student Sarah Frier, a May 2011 graduate of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is the student business journalism winner in the annual Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Best in Business (BIB) contest. It is the fifth time in the past seven years that a UNC business journalism student has won the award. Frier, a former editor of The Daily Tar Heel, UNC’s student newspaper, now works for Bloomberg News in New York. She won the SABEW contest for a story she wrote called “Jefferson County Agony Means Higher Borrowing Costs for Alabama Taxpayers” while interning at Bloomberg. With Jefferson County, Ala., teetering near bankruptcy, Frier discovered, through data analysis, that its financial problems were negatively affecting other local governments in the state. She then interviewed local government leaders, bond analysts and a lead underwriter in the state to explain what was happening. Two other UNC students received honorable mentions. Daniel Wiser was recognized for a story he wrote in The Daily Tar Heel, and Tarini Parti was recognized for a story she wrote for OpenSecrets.org
Public relations student honored with MLK Jr. Scholarship Junior Tia Joy Davis of Norfolk, Va., received the University’s 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship.
The J-school major is studying public relations and also pursuing a minor in entrepreneurship. The vice president of the Carolina Association of Black Journalists and a Buckley Public Service Scholar, Davis was recognized for her two recent internships — one in with the City of Cape Town Department of Economic and Social Development in South Africa and the other with J.P. Morgan. She volunteers with UNC Habitat for Humanity and was charter director of public relations for the UNC Student Congress’ Congressional Research Service. Davis was recognized during the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration held at Memorial Hall on Jan. 17. The guest lecturer was former U.N. ambassador Andrew J. Young.
Public relations students win 2012 InSpire Award Six UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication public relations students were recognized May 2 with the 2012 N.C. Public Relations Society of America InSpire Award. It is the third consecutive year that UNC PR students have won an InSpire Award. The students — Joseph “Fitch” Carrere, Michael Coletta, Jacquelyn Johnstone, Sarah List, Adam Schifter and TJ Scholl — received the first place award in the student category for the “Big Durham” PR campaign. Their faculty adviser, Scott Misner, teaches public relations campaigns in the school and is also president of Misner & Associates Public Relations in Raleigh. The “Big Durham” campaign is an interactive effort designed to assist the City of Durham and Durham police in reaching out to offer youths alternatives to violence and gang activity.
The awards banquet was held at the Capital City Club in Raleigh. WRAL TV’s Valonda Calloway, host of My Carolina Today and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award, emceed the ceremony
Student projects win six prestigious international Horizon Interactive Awards Two UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication projects earned best in category recognition as the school won six total awards in the 2011 Horizon Interactive Awards. “Coal: A Love Story,” the 2011 iteration of the school’s News21 project Powering a Nation, won in the school/university website category. “Finding the Uwharries,” a compilation of multimedia pieces produced during the annual Carolina Photojournalism Workshop, won in the short film/entertainment category. The Horizon Interactive Awards is a prestigious international competition recognizing outstanding achievement among interactive media producers. A panel of industry professionals from multimedia, graphic design and marketing backgrounds reviewed entries from around the world to award gold, silver, bronze and, in some cases, honorable mention distinctions. “Born Into Coal,” a video produced for “Coal: A Love Story,” and “Reframing Mexico,” a multimedia project that seeks to counter popular media portrayals of Mexico City, both won gold medals in the short film categories. “Finding the Uwharries” won gold, and “Reframing Mexico” won silver in the school/university websites category.
Cates awarded NIH grant to promote HPV vaccination in boys The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $407,000 grant to Joan Cates, a researcher in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, to develop and implement a campaign to raise awareness about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine among parents, healthcare providers and pre-teen boys. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States and infects half of sexually active males and females. The HPV vaccine can prevent genital warts and the cancers caused by infection with the virus, yet the Centers for Disease Control estimates that only 20 percent of females and 2 percent of males get vaccinated. Cates said that underutilization and low parental awareness of the vaccine, which began being recommended routinely for males in late 2011, has resulted in missed opportunities to reduce HPV and associated cancers in males. The NIH grant helps to fund a social marketing campaign titled “Protect Him” for parents in 13 N.C. counties with radio announcements, posters, brochures and a website. It also funds collaboration with healthcare providers of pre-teen boys to raise parental awareness of HPV vaccine for males. It builds on the work of Cates and her colleagues — funded by a $10,000 pilot award from the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute — that designed and tested messages to promote vaccination of adolescent boys. Their research, published in March in the journal “Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health,” found the messages that most motivate parents focus on risk of HPV infection and include images of parents with their sons.
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Gifts from alumni and friends are essential to supporting faculty and new initiatives, ensuring student success and maintaining the school’s reputation. The work of the school could not be done without the generosity of alumni, friends, media organizations and others. This honor roll recognizes contributors to the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the school’s foundation from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. Bold type identifies Dean’s Circle donors — individuals who have contributed $1,000 or more and organizations that have contributed $5,000 or more this fiscal year. Alumni who graduated in the last 10 years qualify for the Dean’s Circle at reduced levels. Donors make a difference in the lives of students. Quotes in this section are from thank you letters to donors from 2012 scholarship and award recipients.
ADVERTISING Allen Marshall Bosworth IV Henry Eugene Campbell Brandon Cooke Susan Fowler Credle Richard Lingham Fisher Dana Davenport Headrick William R. Marshall Elizabeth Ida Portanova Catherine Eileen Stover
RICHARD BECKMAN AWARD IN DOCUMENTARY MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING
Advertising Women of New York Foundation
FLOYD ALFORD JR. SCHOLARSHIP Emily Mason Balance
PEGGY ALLEN INTERNSHIP Vickie Corbett Ripley
PHILLIP ALSTON SCHOLARSHIP Edith and Joel Bourne
HARRY AMANA FUND OF THE CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS Candace Avont Doby Ophelia Davis Johnson Theopia Chante LaGon Trevy A. McDonald Carmen L. Scott Melinda Morrison Summers Marcus James Tyrance Laurie Denise Willis Dioni L. Wise
AMERICAN JOURNALISM HISTORIANS ASSOCIATION FUND Freedom Forum Orage Quarles III
WILLIAM G. AREY JR. INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP Anonymous
NELSON BENTON MEMORIAL FUND
CAROLINA BUSINESS NEWS INITIATIVE Cathryn Mallory Little
Joseph Nelson Benton
JOHN BITTNER FUND
W. HORACE CARTER DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP FUND Eric Farmer
MARGARET A. BLANCHARD SCHOLARSHIP FUND Frank Edward Fee Jr. Nancy Cole Pawlow
TOM BOWERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND Tom and Mary Ellen Bowers Robert Steven Feke Sharon H. Jones Gregory and Holly Makris Nancy Cole Pawlow Randy Rennolds
CENTER FOR MEDIA LAW AND POLICY Anonymous William Randolph Hearst Foundation John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
William Banks Bohannon Patrice Jane Dickey Margaret Olivia Kirk Robert Louis Samsot
Jeneane Franks Bowers Bruce Bowers
BUSINESS JOURNALISM Bloomberg LP thestreet.com
COLE C. CAMPBELL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
Lindsey Ann Hawkins Sean Kevin Umstead
F. WESTON FENHAGEN SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Maria Nomita von Barby Brady John Carlson Caitlin Fenhagen Estate of Nancy P. Weston
FUND FOR THE FUTURE STEPHEN GATES SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Bob and Karen D’Aleo Joseph and Andrea Diorio
GIFTS IN KIND
John Thomas Stephens Jr.
MICHAEL R. BUMGARDNER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
JAMES V. D’ALEO AWARD OF COURAGE
David Bradley Suzanne M. Presto
Megan Eliza Collins Paul Gardner Lenox Daniel Rawlings III Penny Abrahams Rogers Peter Jude Zifchak
NC Mutual Life Insurance Company
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O.J. COFFIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
RICK BREWER SCHOLARSHIP
DURHAM VOICE CBC/WRAL COMMUNITY FUND OF TRIANGLE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
John Everette Harris
ROBIN CLARK EXPERIENCE
DIANE HARVEY BRADLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Jane Elizabeth Albright Claire Campbell
Jennifer Thomas Tennyson
Kristen Elizabeth Novak
Denise Alexander Bittner
ADVERTISING WOMEN OF NEW YORK SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
JOHN ALBERT CAMPBELL III ENDOWMENT FUND
RICHARD COLE FUND John K. Bahr Troy Kenneth Hales Joseph Sanders
THE DAILY TAR HEEL SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE N.C. SCHOLASTIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION Nancy Adriana Torres
DEFERRED GIFTS Willie Parker Goodwin Jr.
Joyce Lee Fitzpatrick Gary Victor Kayye WRAL-TV5 Greensboro News & Record Fresh Market
IN MEMORY OF HOWARD GODWIN Elizabeth Gardner Braxton Leonard Cohen Arthur W. Gregg John Randle Hamilton George Theodore Karageorgiou Bartholomew A. Sheehan III Norman Slonaker
GRADUATE PROGRAM Jeremy Ward Bradley Yun Hi Choi Hwi-Man Chung Jose Ignacio Corbella Phillip Daquila Diane Hanna Earl Kathryn Roberts Forde Brittany Elizabeth Hart Douglas W. Hughes Anne Marie Johnston Eileen Katherine Mignoni Denise and Kenneth Miles Cathy Packer Nancy G. Pate Lucila Vargas Louis and Rhonda Yakopec Sun Young Yoo
GRADUATE STUDENT FUND Lauren Shackleford Harper
JOHN HARDEN SCHOLARSHIP FUND Mark Michael Harden
HOFFMAN AWARD Jeffrey R. Hoffman
WILLIAM & BARBARA HOOKER LIBRARY TRUST FUND William H. & Barbara P. Hooker Trust Fund
A.W. HUCKLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Estate of Elizabeth Huckle Rader
INTERNATIONAL FUND Wagner Dotto Local News Inc.
PETE IVEY SCHOLARSHIP Judson Davie DeRamus Jr.
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Adams Family Fund Broadcast Education Association Capstrat Inc. Carnegie Corporation of New York Beatrice Cobb Perpetual Charitable Trust Crown Communications Design & Format Steve Exum Photography Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund Greig Graphic Design LLC Ingrid French Management LLC Jewish Foundation of Greensboro JLB Works LLC Justgive Kayye Consulting Lookout Foundation Inc. Morton Family Foundation Progress Energy Sage Financial Group LLC Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving
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