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The Hussman School of Journalism and Media is home to the Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media, launched as a college preparatory program for diverse high school students. Each year the program brings 12 rising high school seniors to Chapel Hill, representing varying diversity, including but not limited to religion, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability/disability, sexual orientation and gender. The program is inspired by UNC Professor Emeritus Charles “Chuck” Stone’s lifelong commitment to increase the voices of diversity in all areas of communication.

What began as a weeklong writing course for rising high school seniors has expanded its scope by helping students navigate the journalism industry. The Chuck Stone Program has now become a top multiple-platform storytelling workshop for students with critical follow-on mentoring and career prep support throughout undergraduate studies and beyond.

The Chuck Stone Program is proud to be have strong support from numerous sponsors, including the Capitol Broadcasting Company, Gannett Foundation and FOX Sports.

Livis Freeman, Associate Professor in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, directs the program in cooperation with the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA).

For more information, contact the Chuck Stone Program at or or 919-389-3486.