Health behavior student helps produce documentary on NC state park

December 07, 2012
A three-part documentary series on North Carolina state parks, produced by journalism and public health students at UNC, aired Dec. 3-5 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now.
Dane Emmerling, health behavior master’s student at Gillings School of Global Public Health, served as associate producer for one of the programs, which focused on environmental issues facing Gorges State Park, in Transylvania County, N.C.
The series, written and produced by students in the school’s Medical and Science Journalism Program as part of a “Science Documentary Television” course taught by Thomas Linden, MD, also examines environmental challenges related to Eno River State Park (Orange and Durham counties) and Fort Macon State Park (on Bogue Banks, near Morehead City).
“This series focuses on three of our state’s natural and historical treasures,” said Linden, who is Glaxo Wellcome Distinguished Professor of Medical Journalism and director of the medical and science journalism program at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Linden narrated the reports and served as executive producer.
The programs are viewable on the North Carolina Now website.



UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: David Pesci, director of communications, (919) 962-2600 or