A Bumpy Ride: How UNC’s Student Journalists Are Navigating Today’s Media Landscape

Date(s) - 09/26/2017
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Freedom Forum Conference Center on the Third Floor of Carroll Hall

UNC student journalists from The Daily Tar Heel, Carolina Week and other student publications will discuss how they and their work are affected by negative public opinion about the national media; the ability of government officials to bypass traditional media and communicate directly with the public through social media; advertisers’ increasing use of social media; and more.

These are the student journalists who will participate in this panel discussion:

  • Tyler Fleming, editor of The Daily Tar Heel.  Tyler is a senior political science and history major from Randleman, N.C.
  • Rachael Scott, a senior broadcast journalism student who also majors in Peace, War and Defense.  She is from Greensboro.
  • Alec Dent, editor of The Carolina Review.  Alec is a junior journalism major studying broadcasting.  He is from Lumberton, N.C.
  • Leah Asmelash, university desk editor for The Daily Tar Heel.  She is a senior double majoring in journalism and global studies and is from Greensboro.
  • Margaret High, a junior journalism and European history major.  She is from Whiteville, where she has worked as a reporter for the local newspaper.
  • Bailey Inglis, a senior broadcasting and religious studies major from Cary.  She is a reporter and anchor for Carolina Week, the MJ Shool’s cable tv news show.

The moderator will be Torin Edwards, a junior double majoring in information science and multimedia journalism.  He is from Apex.

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