Our new J-School Dean, Jean Folkerts, is featured on WCHL 1360 in a story that announces a new blogging position in the School (I am on the faculty of the UNC J-School):
Academics at the UNC Journalism School will take a leap into the digital age with the addition of a teaching position centered on blogging and online news.
The school’s dean Jean Folkerts says the job listing signals how the mass media have changed in the past decade.
The creation of the online news position is among the first significant moves Folkerts has made as the journalism school’s new dean.
She says she wants the school’s graduates to be able to cross over platforms of old and new media, but she’s not straying from the school’s core principles.
Folkerts says creative production will be part of the professor’s duties, which could mean maintaining a blog or generating multimedia presentations.