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Decorated journalist Jacqueline Charles returns to campus – The Daily Tar Heel


25051_0911_haiti_journalist_samant10fCharles, an award-winning foreign correspondent for The Miami Herald, said she wanted to be a doctor and planned on going to medical school after she graduated from college.But something at UNC changed her mind.Charles has covered events such as the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and hurricanes that have hit the Cayman Islands and was the first speaker of the Women in Media Leadership series this academic year.She pointed to UNC as the basis for her career.“I really got a good foundation and a good start,” Charles said of her experience at UNC.

“I still believe in journalism despite what you hear, despite what you read.”The panel discussion included the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Dean Susan King, senior Anisah Jabar and junior Elise McGlothian. The panel and students asked Charles various questions about her experience in journalism, her views on tragedy and how she keeps a clear perspective. via The Daily Tar Heel.

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