Lecturer and Director of the Carolina Community Media Project, School of Journalism and Mass Communication (Class I)
Jock Lauterer is the founding director of the Carolina Community Media Project, a statewide public service outreach program aimed at strengthening North Carolina’s 190 smaller community newspapers. Lauterer has conducted free workshops to more than 120 newspapers in 70 counties. The Carolina Community Media Project also has a significant classroom component; Lauterer’s students have produced hundreds of UNC student “Hometown Hero” story/photo packages for local newspapers. His students also established a “bucket brigade” to help the Spring Hope Enterprise survive while its editor-publisher recovered from surgery. Lauterer’s scholarly research has focused on the impact and functions of weekly and small daily newspapers.