(class of 1898)
to begin formal
journalism instruction. The location
is probably Smith
Hall, now known as
Louis Graves is appointed professor of
journalism in the English department and
head of the University’s News Bureau.
The department of journalism is created
with Gerald W. Johnson as its first chair and
only faculty member, with an office and
classroom on the second floor of New West.
The department moves
to Alumni Building.
Johnson resigns and is
replaced by O.J.
(class of 1909),
a legend of
Journalism at UNC
1948 The department fails an accreditation attempt, the Uni- versity responds with a promise of better facilities, and the faculty changes
Lola Lee Mustard
’ 48 graduates
from the department and becomes
its first female faculty member, teaching
The School of Journalism Foundation of
North Carolina is incorporated with Holt
McPherson ’ 28 as president. It eventually
becomes a major source of financial
support for the school.
moves to Bynum
Hall. ; Charles
(class of 1904)
member in 1931
and is joined by
’ 29 in 1935 and Joe
Morrison in 1940.
The School of Journalism is created with
Coffin as dean.
Coffin resigns as dean for health reasons
but remains on the
who favors Neil
approach Duke if
the University does
not choose Luxon,
who becomes dean
on Dec. 1.
Luxon hires faculty members with
doctorates to bolster the school’s academic
standing and to staff the graduate program
he wants to create. The master’s program
is created in 1955, and the school is
accredited in 1958. ;
The school moves
to Howell Hall.
the deanship at age
65, and Wayne
In recognition of its broadened scope, the
school’s name is changed to School of
Journalism and Mass Communication.
The school moves to much larger quarters
in Carroll Hall. ;
and John B.
“Jack” Adams ;
charges that the
school is racist
because of its all-white faculty, the
school hires Harry
Amana ; as its
first black faculty
steps down as dean
and is succeeded by
Richard Cole. ;
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Cole steps down
as dean and is
succeeded by Tom
Bowers as interim