What I am teaching this semester


Carroll Hall is home of the School of Media and Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The spring semester begins this week at UNC-Chapel Hill. Here’s what I am teaching:

  • MEJO 157, News Editing. This course focuses on fact checking, story editing, caption writing and headline writing for print and digital media, with a dash of social media. The class meets twice a week and has 20 students. Here is the syllabus.
  • MEJO 557, Advanced Editing. This course builds on MEJO 157 by incorporating specialty areas such as features, opinion writing and sports. Students also collaborate with other courses on projects such as The Durham VOICE. The class meets twice a week and has 15 students. Here is the syllabus.

Feel free to adapt, revise or ignore the materials here. You can also browse syllabuses from across the journalism school here.

Best wishes to all on a successful semester!