Setting New Standards

What is it like to go from defending your dissertation to rubbing shoulders with the likes of 
tennis great Serena Williams and music phenom Janelle Monáe on The Root’s “One Hundred” list of influencers?

That question can be answered by MJ-school alumna Meredith Clark ’14 (Ph.D.). While at Carolina, Clark, an assistant professor at the University of Virginia, focused her research on #BlackTwitter and Black Digital Culture — understanding how conversations taking place on the social network could drive media conversations. Her dissertation was pioneering research on the subject.

“I liked making sense of what other people couldn’t seem to see.”

Read the complete Carolina Story from the UNC School of Media and Journalism…

This is story number 166 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.

Clark was a Roy H. Park Fellow at the UNC School of the Media and Journalism. The Park Fellows program provides funding — full tuition and a stipend — to incoming doctoral and master’s students each year.

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