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UNC honors leaders in journalism and communication

Posted October 10, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill honored eight leaders in journalism and strategic communication Friday night. The 2014 N.C. Halls of Fame inductee class included Allen Mask, son of WRAL's Dr. Allen Mask.
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— The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill honored eight leaders in journalism and strategic communication Friday night.

The 2014 N.C. Halls of Fame inductee class included Allen Mask, son of WRAL's Dr. Allen Mask.

Mask is a Google Play associate brand manager and a recording artist.

Other inductees included:

  • Harry Amana, UNC professor emeritus, first black UNC journalism professor (journalism)
  • Jim Heavner, VilCom owner and chief executive officer (journalism)
  • Walter Hussman, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette publisher (journalism)
  • Chris Matthews, MSNBC Hardball host (journalism)
  • Susan Credle, Leo Burnett chief creative officer (advertising)
  • Julie Dixon, GOLIN deputy managing director (public relations)
  • Kim Stone, executive vice president and general manager for the Miami Heat’s American Airlines Arena (public relations)

The induction ceremony for the N.C. Halls of Fame for Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations was held at the Sheraton Chapel Hill.

The Halls of Fame are based in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The program honors individuals who have made outstanding, career-long contributions to their fields. Honorees must be native North Carolinians or otherwise identified with the state.

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