Monthly Archive for January, 2008

Documentary Project on North Carolina’s Latino Community to be a Schoolwide Effort

Every year students from J481 take part in a semester long documentary project on a topic of their choosing. This year they will joined by talented students from the school’s editorial, infographics and multimedia sequences to document the stories of North Carolina’s emerging Latino communities. Between 1990 and 2000 the number of Latinos in the state grew nearly 400 percent according to the U.S. Census. The cultural and economic impact is undeniable. A 2006 study by the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC-Chapel Hill estimated the economic contribution of Hispanic immigrants in North Carolina at more than $9 billion. Yet, issues surrounding illegal immigration, including access to education, remain hotly contested. In what will be an ongoing project, we hope to use all of our resources to produce a site that takes an uncharacteristically intimate look into an incredibly diverse group of new North Carolinians.

Have a story idea? Let us know in a comment or email us at pdavison@email.unc.edu or jccarmic@email.unc.edu.

Photo by Traci White (from last year’s award-winning project On the Line)

Behind Hansbrough, Heels Enter 2008 on Top

Behind the play of star forward Tyler Hansbrough, the Tar Heels enter ACC play unbeaten at 14-0 and on top of all the college basketball polls. The expectations were high when Hansbrough opted to return for the 2007-2008 season, and thus far, the junior hasn’t disappointed. He has seven consecutive 20-point games going into Sunday’s game against Clemson and is nearly averaging a double-double. Recently, the quintessential Big Man on Campus agreed to allow Carolina Photojournalism a glimpse into his life.

Photos and audio by Lauren Cowart