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College of Mass Communications and Information Studies


Journalism

Journalism

Do you want to make the world a better place, write beautiful stories and master the digital world? Do you like exposing wrongdoing and giving people the information they need in a democracy? Would you like to follow in the footsteps of our alums covering Washington, Wall Street and pro sports? Then start here. We'll equip you to ask those tough questions, pry out that information and thrive in a multimedia world by being confident, fast — and factual.

Careers

Our highly sought-after graduates work at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and news organizations in major markets across the world. They cover governors and presidents, big business, pro sports, celebrities and everything important to the communities in between. Some win Pulitzer Prizes. Others go viral. All are part of a strong alumni network that keeps growing all the time.

Capstone Experience

Seniors cap off their college days in a state-of-the-art multimedia newsroom and produce all parts of a daily news report for our award-winning Carolina Reporter & News and The Carolina Reporter. If you think it sounds like you'll be working for a major news company, you're right. And you'll be covering the most important stories in a state that likes to be in the spotlight.

Internships

Whether you want to report in a big city or learn how to do it all in a small town, we help you find the right place. We've recently sent interns across the country to the Boston Globe and Seattle Times, and placed others in their South Carolina home towns. It's all about learning new moves, and we're all about helping you get there. And these are just some of the many opportunities for our students.

Classes

You'll learn how to tell stories across different media, write beautiful profiles and effective tweets, create useful infographics, and edit on deadline. Your classes will prepare you to communicate clearly in the digital media landscape, whatever slice of it you choose to master. Learn more about the classes you will take as a journalism student in the university's academic bulletin.  

Faculty

You’ll study with professors like Associated Press veteran newsman Doug Fisher, author of a leading guide on digital convergence, who will guide you through learning how to use new tools but build on journalism's time-tested values. Cecile Holmes, a nationally and internationally traveled religion writer, will help you perfect magazine-writing skills. And media law expert Jay Bender, who has kept many a reporter off the witness stand and out of trouble.


The Next Step

When you schedule a visit to our campus, be sure to tell the Visitor Center that you want to take advantage of our Wednesday morning at 9:30 informational session.

Apply today to become a Gamecock.