Edy, Carolyn M.

Department Rank: 
Assistant Professor
235 Beasley Media Complex

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A., Ph.D.

St. Lawrence University, B.A.

Courses Taught: 

COM2600 Introduction to Journalism, COM3600 Feature Writing, COM3210 Copy Editing, COM3130 Minorities in Media, COM2610 News Reporting & Writing, COM3549 In-Depth Reporting in France, COM 3124 Intercultural Communication.


Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize, Honorable Mention,  AJHA.

Mary Gardner Award for Graduate Student Research, AEJMC.

Schlesinger Library Dissertation Grant, Harvard University.

Joseph L. Morrison Award for Excellence in Journalism History, UNC–Chapel Hill.

Minnie S. and Eli A. Rubinstein Research Award, UNC–Chapel Hill.

Top Student Paper, History Division, AEJMC Annual Convention.

Roy H. Park Doctoral Fellowship, UNC–Chapel Hill.

Professional Affiliations or Organizations: 

Co-Coordinator, AEJMC History Division, Joint Journalism & Communication History Conference.

Chapter Adviser, Society of Professional Journalists.

Member, American Society of Journalists & Authors.

Member, American Journalism Historians Association.

Member, American Society of News Editors.


"Women's Magazine Coverage of Heart Disease Risk Factors: Good Housekeeping Magazine, 1997 to 2007." Women & Health 50, 2, 2010.

"Juggernaut in Kid Gloves: Inez Callaway Robb, 1900-1979." American Journalism 27, 4, Fall 2010.

"Getting the Story: A Study of the State of Literary Journalism in the American Academy," in Literary Journalism: The Newsletter of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies 3, 4, Fall 2009.

Review of Global Journalism Research: Theories, Methods, Future, M. Löffelholz and D. Weaver. (Blackwell Publishing, 2008.) In Global Media Journal 7, 13, Fall 2008.

"Christiane Amanpour," "Wangari Maathai," "Helen Thomas," and "Katrina vanden Heuvel." In The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World. Ed. Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, & Geoffrey J. Golson. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2011.

Conference Papers:

"Juggernaut in Kid Gloves: Inez Callaway Robb, 1900-1979." Presented as Top Student Paper in the History Division at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication Convention in Boston, August 2009.

"Women's Magazine Coverage of Heart Disease Risk Factors." Presented to the Science and Communication Interest Group at the AEJMC Convention in Boston, August 2009.

"Getting the Story: An Exploration of Literary Journalism at ACEJMC-Accredited Schools." Presented at the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies conference in Evanston, Ill., May 2009.

"Shades of Truth, Harm and Malice: Emergence of the Subsidiary Meaning Doctrine." Presented to the Law & Policy Division, AEJMC Convention in Chicago, August 2008.