CHAPEL HILL — The Society of Professional Journalists has given retired UNC-Chapel Hill professor Chuck Stone the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award for service to the journalism profession.
Stone is a founding president of the National Association of Black Journalists.
A former Tuskegee Airman, Stone served as a member of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication faculty from 1991 to 2005 where he received the Freedom Forum Free Spirit Award and UNC's Thomas Jefferson Award.
Before teaching, Stone worked for the New York Age, the Chicago Defender, Washington Afro-American and the Philadelphia Daily News. On the broadcast circuit, Stone hosted the PBS show "Black Perspectives on the News" and served as a television news analyst in Montreal, Quebec, and Durham.