UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication http://wunc.org en The Future Of Community Newspapers http://wunc.org/post/future-community-newspapers <p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 15px">The advent of the internet forced many industries to adjust, and newspapers were no exception. To deal with new competition and the changing face of advertising, community papers are reaching across platforms. A new book, "<a href="http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/12886.html">Saving Community Journalism: The Path to Profitability</a>" (The University of North Carolina Press/2014) seeks to assist local papers in that transition.<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/E_WW7C_ueTk" width="560"></iframe>&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:41:42 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 37006 at http://wunc.org The Future Of Community Newspapers Chuck Stone, UNC Professor And Pioneering Journalist, Dies http://wunc.org/post/chuck-stone-unc-professor-and-pioneering-journalist-dies <p></p><p>A much-admired former journalism professor at UNC-Chapel Hill died Sunday.&nbsp;</p><p>Charles Sumner "Chuck" Stone, Jr. taught at the university from 1991 until he retired in 2005.</p><p>Stone was one of the founding members of the <a href="http://www.nabj.org/">National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)</a> and he was the first African American columnist at the Philadelphia Daily News.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:37:07 +0000 Gurnal Scott & Leoneda Inge 33352 at http://wunc.org Chuck Stone, UNC Professor And Pioneering Journalist, Dies Sunshine Week Inspires Dialogue About Open Government http://wunc.org/post/sunshine-week-inspires-dialogue-about-open-government <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">This week is&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.sunshineweek.org/" style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Sunshine Week</a><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">, a time when newsmakers and&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">advocates push for increased transparency in government. North Carolina public records law gives citizens and journalists equal access to information and mandates that all requests be responded to "as promptly as possible."</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:22:32 +0000 Anita Rao & Phoebe Judge 32327 at http://wunc.org Sunshine Week Inspires Dialogue About Open Government What Does A Peahen See In A Peacock? http://wunc.org/post/what-does-peahen-see-peacock <p>When a guy goes out to the club, he might throw on his best clothes or a flashy chain or spike up his hair to impress the ladies. People call this &ldquo;peacocking&rdquo; after the birds who fan their colorful tails to attract mates.</p><p></p><p>But scientists are still researching what benefits peacocks get from their fashionable feathers.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:25:47 +0000 Daniel Lane 23503 at http://wunc.org What Does A Peahen See In A Peacock? Meet Susan King http://wunc.org/post/meet-susan-king <p><a href="http://jomc.unc.edu/susanking" target="_blank">Susan King</a> thought she would spend her whole life in journalism. She did stints in local and national television news, as well as guest hosting gigs in public radio. But she eventually left journalism to join the government, and later switched careers again when Mon, 02 Apr 2012 13:32:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 5021 at http://wunc.org Meet Susan King