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UNC’S student biz news wire is back

August 21, 2020

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

UNC-Chapel Hill’s student-run business news wire “NC Business News Wire” is running once again.

The wire was shut down late last year due to low enrollment.

“We have a policy at the school if we have a class with fewer than 10, we don’t teach that class. That was the situation that we had this semester,” Charlie Tuggle, senior associate dean at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, said at the time.

Despite the pandemic affecting the University’s plans to hold some classes in person, the class that produces the news feed had always been a virtual offering.

The upper-level class offered by UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media is being taught by Yahoo Finance correspondent Julia La Roche.

La Roche graduated from the same program in 2011 and for the past 10 years, she has been working as a business journalist, first as a senior finance reporter at Business Insider, before taking on her current role at Yahoo. She will be teaching the course remotely from New York City.

“We’re using Slack daily to communicate as a team. I’m also meeting with the students one-on-one via Zoom and scheduling group workshops,” La Roche said. “This week, we hosted Bill Hankes, the founder and CEO of Sqoop, a platform that monitors regulatory filings.”


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