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The New Normal

UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media students, faculty and staff are innovating to connect our community online and continue education remotely.

UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media students, faculty and staff are innovating to connect our community online and continue education remotely.

UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media students, faculty and staff are innovating to connect our community online and continue education remotely. 

Associate Professor Chad Heartwood’s photojournalism students greeted each other a little differently on the first day of class after spring break: with “elbow bumps” via remote video. 

“I had to totally reinvent the class because I can’t ethically ask them to go out into the community and potentially expose themselves or others to the virus,” Heartwood said. 

So for a class that would normally have students roving with their camera, Heartwood encouraged them to turn inward. For the final project of the class, each student will be using any media of their choice to document their COVID-19 pandemic experience. 

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