Carol Jackson

Digital News Editor

Carol Jackson has been with WUNC since 2006. As Digital News Editor, she writes stories for wunc.org, and helps reporters and hosts make digital versions of their radio stories. She is also responsible for sharing stories on social media. Previously, Carol spent eight years with WUNC's nationally syndicated show The Story with Dick Gordon, serving as Managing Editor and Interim Senior Producer.

During her career in media, she has won a number of awards for producing innovative media projects, including numerous EMMY citations and a WEBBY (commonly called The Oscars of the Internet). Previously, Carol served as Director of Educational Production for Maryland Public Television. She grew up in Epsom, NH and attended Emerson College in Boston.  Carol and her family are happy to be in North Carolina – near to her husband's extended family in Smithfield and Apex.

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Arts & Culture
9:34 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

VIDEO: Spoof of HBO's 'Looking' Features What Looks Like A WUNC T-Shirt

Screenshot from Funny or Die video. Is that a WUNC T-shirt?
Credit Funny or Die

Familiar with HBO's new comedy drama Looking? The Huffington Post today featured a Funny or Die parody of the show. The parody is called Not Looking.

Looking, not looking. All we know is that WUNC staffers were looking closely at the parody, because appears that one of the characters is wearing a WUNC t-shirt.

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Military
5:04 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Why Does WUNC Pronounce 'Camp Lejeune' With An 'R'?

Nov. 21, 2013 - Marines at Camp Lejeune
Credit Lance Cpl. Justin A. Rodriguez / U.S. Marine Corps

Camp Lejeune is one of the Marine's largest bases. Here at WUNC, we report on the base regularly because it's located in North Carolina. We used to call it Camp "Luh-JOON". But we recently started pronouncing it "Luh-JERN". How come?

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Education
4:15 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Black Child In A Mostly White School: Story Spans 13 Years

Idris Brewster and Seun Summers
Credit American Promise film

Over the course of 13 years, Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson filmed their son's progress through the elite New York City prep school called Dalton. As an African-American family in a predominantly white school, the years were challenging for everyone.

Their documentary American Promise airs on  UNC-TV Thursday 2/6/14 at 10 p.m.

A year ago, Dick Gordon talked with Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson when they were in Durham N.C. for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

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Business & Economy
1:18 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Big Changes On The Way For Research Triangle Park

Josh Dunbar and Zachary Lyon of Falcon Engineering look at new plans for RTP.
Credit Leoneda Inge

The Research Triangle Foundation has announced plans for a major expansion - its first mixed-use development project since the park opened. In a matter of weeks, 100 acres of prime real estate in RTP became available. The Research Triangle Foundation scooped it up at a price tag of $17 million dollars.

Bob Geolas is President and CEO of the foundation: "Look it's a big idea, it's a big vision. As RTP was itself 50 years ago." Geolas says that big idea will become Park Center - a mix of residential, cafes, business and retail.

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Arts & Culture
7:55 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Jade City Pharaoh Season 2 Premiere: "Hard To Kill"

The Jade City Pharaoh
Credit Luis Franco / http://francoproject.com/
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Environment
3:00 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

'Bubba The Ram, An Exotic Sheep Who Roamed The Triangle, Is A Ramblin' Man No Longer'

Bubba the Ram. Image taken shortly after his apprehension
Credit Durham County Sheriff's Office

We've been following the story of Bubba the Ram for months. At the time he came to our attention, he'd been rambling around Durham and RTP, popping up in unexpected places.

Soon the Durham County Sheriff's Office was on the case. “He’s in the neighborhood of 150 pounds and he’s fast,” Deputy Paul Sherwin with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office said at the time. Bubba seemed to always get away from those who wanted to capture him.

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Politics & Government
11:40 am
Fri January 31, 2014

The Political Junkie: Unexpected Result Of State Of The Union

Ken Rudin joins host Frank Stasio most Fridays to talk politics. This week, Ken will be part of a panel discussing President Obama's State of the Union speech, and some of the unexpected results:

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Politics & Government
8:35 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Student Running For Carolina Student Body Presidency Profiled By New York Times

Emilio Vicente, a candidate for Student Body President at UNC-Chapel Hill
Credit Emilio Vicente campaign

Late last week The Daily Tar Heel, UNC-Chapel Hill's student newspaper, wrote an article titled "5 Students Enter Race For SBP." (SBP is student body president.)

"As of Tuesday night, five students are in the running for UNC Student Body President.

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Arts & Culture
4:26 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Superhero Herald M.F. Jones Returns To The WUNC Airwaves

The Jade City Pharoah
Credit Luis Franco / http://francoproject.com/

Jade City Pharaoh was born of the imagination of playwright Howard Craft.  Originally constructed as a community play for the Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, the concept morphed into a comic book. The State of Things host Frank Stasio saw the stage production and has turned it into a radio drama.

The main character, Herald M.F. Jones, protects the metropolis of Jade City, an American city with a strong resemblance to Durham, North Carolina.  Born and raised in the African-American neighborhood of Concrete Falls, Jones is a mortal with some exceptional abilities.

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Education
6:22 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

NC Teacher Of The Year Attends State Of Union, Has Unexpected Highlight

NC Teacher of the Year Karyn Dickerson, being interviewed at the State of the Union, with Senator Kay Hagan (right).
Credit via Twitter

Karyn Dickerson had a night most teachers dream of. She'd been invited to the State of the Union address in Washington.

Dickerson had a dinner with the senators, had a great view of President Obama. He even led off the night talking about teachers:

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:

Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America's graduation rate to its highest level in more than three decades....

But the highlight of the night?

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