North Carolinians of Note

Thanks to UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the North Carolina Press Foundation is offering ten profiles on notable North Carolinians for North Carolina newspapers to publish at will. The profiles recognize contributions made to the state and celebrate young writers.

Students taking John Robinson’s feature writing class wrote the 2014 profiles on Eben Alexander, Jim Avett, Jim Beatty, Joey Cheek, Anson Dorrance, Charles Hadley, Franklin McCain, Jonathan Reckford, Tom Ross and Bellamy Young.

Past profiles came from students in Dean Emeritus Richard Cole’s feature writing classes and remain available below.

For PUBLICATION, the “North Carolinians of Note” profiles come with a headline and photo.

The ten 2014 features are available below, only in text format for newspapers to design and use as they choose. None of the 2014 profiles is laid out and offered as a pdf.

Source information for one 2014 profile is available here.

Source information for the past profiles are available for download here.

Space permitting, please run the following Eds. Note with each profile:

This “North Carolinian of Note” profile was produced by a student in John Robinson’s feature writing class in the UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The North Carolina Press Foundation distributed the profiles at no charge to member newspapers. For reprint information, contact sandynie@email.unc.edu.

The ten 2014 features are available below, only available in DOWNLOADABLE text format for newspapers to design and use as they choose. None of the 2014 profiles is laid out and offered as a pdf.

For INSTRUCTIONAL USE, graphic organizers and background information are available here.

Each profile comes with a Study Guide, available below. A comprehensive Study Guide (teacher’s edition) is here.

 

Anson Dorrance

Anson Dorrance

Source: Jeffrey A. Camarati (Go Heels)

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Study Guide Sources

Bellamy Young

Bellamy Young - Photo Credit - Dana Fineman (1)

Photo Credit: Dana Fineman

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Study Guide

Charles Hadley

Hadley (1)

Courtesy of Bill Giduz, Davidson College

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Study Guide

Eben Alexander

Eben-Alexander (1)

Courtesy of Eben Alexander

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Study Guide

Franklin McCain

Franklin McCain

Photograph by Lester Sloan. Courtesy of the Library of Congress

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Study Guide

Jim Avett

Avett

Courtesy of Jim Avett

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Study Guide

Jim Beatty

Jim Beatty

Courtesy of goheels.com

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Study Guide

Joey Cheek

Joey Cheek

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

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Study Guide

Jonathan Reckford

Peachtree City, GA / 10 MB

Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity

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Study Guide

Tom Ross

Tom Ross

Courtesy of Tom Ross

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Study Guide
Logo Art (GIF)
Answer key for newest profiles
Link to Past Profiles for NC of Note