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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Politics & Government
5:38 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Have Time? You Can Help Search For Missing Airplane Online

The Tomnod interface is very easy to use
Credit Tomnod

"To map the world live is to change it live, before it's too late."

Patrick Meier is an expert in "Crisis Mapping." He's been blogging about a unique opportunity - a place where regular people can help with the search for the downed Malaysian airliner:

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Education
4:43 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

NEW WUNC Tumblr: The Teachers' Room

WUNC's Reema Khrais talks with a teacher at Glenwood Elementary in Chapel Hill
Credit Carol Jackson

WUNC has launched a new teacher blog. It's on Tumblr, and is called The Teachers' Room. Our goal is to find and highlight writing by and for teachers. We'll also share some of our education reporting there. Please follow us!

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Environment
2:55 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

What Is The Remotest Place In NC?

Ryan and Rebecca Means with daughter Skyla
Credit Robin Adams Photography / Project Remote

It takes one and a half days to hike there.  It's 5.5 miles from the nearest road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ladies and gentlemen, the remotest place in North Carolina:

Ryan and Rebecca Means are the couple who identified this place. Their Project Remote is one of the coolest things we've come across recently.

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Arts & Culture
1:28 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Scott Simon at Carolina Theatre Tonight: War Is Hell. And Sometimes The Food Is Delicious

Scott Simon, host of Weekend Edition Saturday
Credit Bill O'Leary

NPR's Scott Simon is in town tonight, with a presentation at the Carolina Theatre. The topic looks incredibly interesting:

Learning about true hospitality and graciousness from people in hellish places. Pizza in Kosovo, pasta in a refugee camp, and faux cheese during the siege of Sarajevo.  Sometimes, eating well is the best revenge.

According to his bio, Simon has covered ten wars. He likely has the food stories to match.

Find out more about the event here.

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Education
12:35 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

My Teacher Series: WUNC's Reema Khrais

WUNC's Reema Khrais and her first-grade teacher, Lawanda Rainey-Hall.
Credit Carol Jackson

WUNC has a new initiative called My Teacher. As a part of the project, students around the state are interviewing their teachers. WUNC education reporter Reema Khrais recently surprised one of her favorite teachers, Lawanda Rainey-Hall. Reema was one of Ms. Rainey-Hall's first grade students at Glenwood Elementary in Chapel Hill.

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Sports
5:10 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

VIDEO: Annabeth Barnes Is 18 And Races Stock Cars With No Fear

Annabeth Barnes
Credit AB Racing

Annabeth Barnes knows exactly what she wants. She wants to make it to the top level of NASCAR. She'd like to be the first woman to win the Daytona 500. Her family is fully behind her and is willing to sell their home to make it happen.

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Military
4:29 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

How A Confederate Ironclad Warship Landed On The Bottom Of The Neuse River

The Neuse is sunk by her own crew - March 1865
Credit Stephen McCall / CSS Neuse State Historic Site

This week, an archaeological team is expected to set out to see if they can find remains of the CSS Neuse, a battleship that met a watery grave near Kinston, NC, during the Civil War. Now, many of you history buffs might know why parts of an ironclad ship is lying inland, at the bottom of the Neuse River, but we did not. The story is at times dramatic, frustrating and incredibly sad.

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Law
1:54 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

NC's First Female Judge Had No Legal Training Whatsoever

NC's first female judge, Mamie Dowd Walker
Credit Milo Pyne

Judge Mamie Dowd Walker was a widow with two children when she was appointed the first female judge in North Carolina in 1934.  It was a first for North Carolina not only because Judge Walker was female, but also because she had no legal training.  But her grandson Milo Pyne says his grandmother "needed the money." 

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Sports
12:51 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

ESPN, Washington Post Honor Dean Smith On His 83rd Birthday

1997: Coach Dean Smith during a playoff game.
Credit Bo Gordy-Stith (PBoBS) / Flickr/Creative Commons

Former UNC-Chapel Hill men's basketball coach Dean Smith's 83rd birthday was last week, and several major news organizations have marked his life and legacy with extraordinary articles. Smith has dementia now, and that makes both of the articles we'll highlight here so moving.

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Politics & Government
11:16 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Do You Live In North Or South Carolina? Some Aren't Sure

Longleaf Pines in North Carolina
Credit USFWS/Jack Culpepper

Imagine that you've lived in North Carolina, near the South Carolina line, for generations. Maybe your grandfather worked the land, your father too, and now you. And one day, a state official comes to your door tell you that you actually live in South Carolina. You'll need to change your driver's license. Rather than Governor Pat McCrory, you will now be paying attention to what Governor Nikki Haley is proposing. You've become a Sandlapper, not a Tar Heel.

That's exactly what is happening now.

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