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I-Comm Week

I-Comm Week is Oct. 3 - 8


I-Comm Week at the University of South Carolina Oct. 3 – 8 will showcase some of the hottest trending topics in today’s fast-paced world of journalism and information communication.

The events, most of which are free and open to the public, feature professionals who are tops in their profession. The complete schedule is online at

Among the headliners will be CNN’s Candy Crowley, alumna and award-winning television show host Rita Cosby, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Ted Jackson, alumnus and “Fort Knox” syndicated cartoonist Paul Jon Boscacci, former CNN Pentagon correspondent Jamie McIntyre, and Dr. Glen Nowak, media-relations chief for The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The week spotlights the disciplines of the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies’ two schools: Journalism and Mass Communications and Library and Information Science. Students also will meet the speakers and explore the expanding world of communication with them.

Below is a schedule of I-Comm events for the public. Details are available on the I-Comm website.

Sunday, Oct. 3

  • 1 – 2 p.m. – Explore the Augusta Baker Collection in the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the new Hollings Library.
  • 2 – 3 p.m. – Tour the historic Horseshoe and Gibbes Green with USC archivist Elizabeth West.
  • 3:30 – 4 p.m. – Enjoy a trio of tales with professional storytellers Amy Allen, Pamela Hoppock and Fran Sanderson on the steps of Davis College.

Monday, Oct. 4

  • 10:10 - 11a.m. Photojournalist Ted Jackson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune will show and discuss his images of Hurricane Katrina that earned him a Pulitzer.
  • 2:30 – 4 p.m. Former CNN correspondent Jamie McIntyre joins USC’s Jay Bender and Doug Fisher in the School of Law auditorium for a panel on WikiLeaks and the publication of the “Afghan Diaries.”
  • 6 – 7:30 p.m. Cosby will discuss her latest book, “Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past,” in which she reveals how she uncovered the story of her father’s long-kept secrets of his experiences during WWII.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

  • 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Nowak will talk about the challenges of communicating science and health news.
  • 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Nowak takes followers and friends on a journey of how the CDC uses social media in health communication.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

  • 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. David Oakley of BooneOakley Advertising, Ad Age’s pick for 2009 Southeast Small Agency of the Year, will discuss the latest trends in advertising.
  • 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Reporter Jay King and his attorney, John Rollins Jr., discuss how the small-town duo drew big attention by initiating the first FOIA criminal case.
  • 7 – 8: 30 p.m. CNN’s Crowley will give her political forecast for 2010 and 2012 in her talk, “What Happened to the Politics of Hope?” at the Darla Moore School of Business.

Thursday, Oct. 7

  • 12:30 – 2 p.m. “Footnoted” editor Michelle Leder’s talk, titled “Entrepreneurial Journalism and Business Literacy,” marks the first lecture funded by the Baldwin Business and Financial Journalism Endowment Fund.
  • 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Boscacci will tell his story, “From Carolina to the Comics Page: An Army Brat’s Journey.”

Friday, Oct. 8

  • Noon – 2 p.m. Dean Charles Bierbauer will moderate a panel on business journalism featuring Beth Hunt, American City Business Journals; David Milstead, Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW); Bob Bouyea, Columbia Regional Business Journal; and Andy Shain, The State.
  • 2 – 4 p.m. Dr. David Carr will offer the second installment in a series of lectures on libraries and museums as cultural institutions.
  • Bierbauer has been dean of the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies since it was created in 2002 with the uniting of its two schools. In 2004, the college launched I-Comm Week, which also features a number of private events for alumni.

For more information, contact Lisa Sisk at

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 09/17/10 @ 5:35 PM | Updated: 10/05/10 @ 10:15 AM | Permalink

I-Comm Week

  • What: Showcase of trends in journalism and information communication.
  • Who: CNN’s Candy Crowley and alumna and award-winning television show host Rita Cosby among the headliners
  • When: Oct. 3 – 8
  • Where: Various locations

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