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 schoolâ€™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 schoolâ€™s new dean.
She says she wants the schoolâ€™s graduates to be able to cross over platforms of old and new media, but sheâ€™s not straying from the schoolâ€™s core principles.
Folkerts says creative production will be part of the professorâ€™s duties, which could mean maintaining a blog or generating multimedia presentations.