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News interns expand horizons

Meet two journalism students — master's student Lauren Pringle and junior Caleb Bozard — who interned at the Times and Democrat this summer.

Advertising professor studies connection between emotions, media messages

In an era when facts are discounted while highly improbable information is accepted as gospel, Taylor Wen is looking at how our emotions affect the way we process communication.

New staff senate president Rushondra James begins term

CIC Assistant Dean Rushondra James begins her term as staff senate president July 1, but she never planned to take on the role — or even to stay at UofSC for very long.

Alumni Spotlight: Arlington Johnson

Arlington Johnson used his bachelor's in information science from South Carolina in 2020 to get his career off the ground — first as a flight instructor for Auburn University and soon as a pilot for Envoy Air in.

Ken Baldwin: A tribute

Kenneth W. Baldwin Jr., one of the most dedicated benefactors of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, died Monday at the age of 96.

CreateAthon@UofSC seeking nonprofits in need of marketing communications

The University of South Carolina is accepting applications from area nonprofits for the annual CreateAthon@UofSC, scheduled for Nov. 4 at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Selected nonprofits receive free communication materials including websites, brochures, letterheads, business cards, logos, posters, press releases and more.

Students learn to find the human experience in business journalism

The Baldwin Business and Financial Journalism Initiative is changing the mold, encouraging students to embrace a form of business journalism that goes beyond the numbers. Just in its fourth year, this program has evolved quickly and led two journalism students, Connor Hart and Emma Dooling, to win multiple awards.

How to brainstorm brilliant ideas in teams - without sliding into 'group think'

Sharing ideas can get messy when colleagues don't understand or support novel concepts - or if they shut them down altogether. Visual communications professor Sabrina Habib writes for The Conversation on concrete ways to facilitate idea generation, both individually and in groups.

Alumna selected as 2022-24 RBS-Mellon Cultural Heritage Fellow

Patrice Green, MLIS alumna and curator for African American collections at Penn State University Libraries, has been selected as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Heritage by the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. Green joins the cohort of 15 fellows chosen from a highly competitive field of applications.

Countries with lower-than-expected vaccination rates show unusually negative attitudes to vaccines on Twitter

Journalism and mass communications professor Jungmi Jun writes for The Conversation on the influence emotions toward vaccines may have on whether a person decides to get a COVID-19 vaccination or not.

Two UofSC alumni part of Pulitzer-winning journalism teams

University of South Carolina alumni Josh Dawsey of The Washington Post and Win McNamee of Getty Images are both part of teams that were awarded Pulitzer Prizes in journalism on May 9.

Photojournalist alumnus wins Pulitzer Prize

In his nearly 40-year career as a photojournalist, Win McNamee has documented world history and national calamity — and periodically found himself in the thick of the action.

The man behind the mascot

If you need a secret kept, May 2022 mass communications graduate James Smithwick is your guy — that’s because he’s kept a big secret for most of his time at the University of South Carolina.

World Press Freedom Day unfolds on social media

UNESCO's World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd was mentioned in social media 273,000 times and seen many times more, according to an analysis by the Social Media Insights Lab at the University of South Carolina in the United States.

Recapping the iSchool 50th Anniversary Celebration

The School of Information Science celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 30 with a keynote address by former NASA Chief Charles Bolden, Jr. We've recapped it here in video and photos.

No better time

“I’ve leaned over students’ shoulders or sat side-by-side to deconstruct ledes, add context, debate bias, ponder impact,” says retiring Senior Semester instructor Carolyn Click. “It is alternately tedious and exhilarating, this business of deploying the English language to explain, with authority, what’s going on in our corner of the world. I hope I made some small difference.”

SJMC presents honors and awards to outstanding students

Students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications were recognized and awarded for their involvement and academic achievements at an awards reception Thursday, April 21.

Former NASA chief Charles F. Bolden Jr. to headline School of Information Science anniversary celebration

The former astronaut and NASA administrator Bolden, whose mother was a barrier-breaking school librarian and library educator, will give the keynote address on Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. in the Russell House Ballroom.

2022 Augusta Baker Lecture to be delivered by Jeanie Austin

The iSchool will host the 2022 Augusta Baker Lecture on April 22 at 6 p.m. in conjunction with Richland Library's Baker's Dozen Storytelling Festival. This year's lecture will be delivered by Jeanie Austin, focusing on their new ALA Neal-Schuman book, Library Services and Incarceration: Recognizing Barriers, Strengthening Access.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the School of Information Science

You’re invited! Save the date for our 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 30, featuring keynote speaker Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr.

Why not? What if?

Romance, historical fiction, sci-fi — for young adult novelist and public relations alumna Shanna Miles, it’s all fair game. It’s also rocket fuel for the imagination, whether she’s typing up the next interstellar adventure or turning kids on to reading and writing as a virtual school librarian.

CIC's new minors keep South Carolina on front-end of digital trends

By adding minors in sports media, social media and informatics, the College of Information and Communications is ensuring UofSC students remain competitive in the digital age.

UofSC wins a championship — and a lot of attention

Social media posts about the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team’s national championship have been seen more than 500 million times, according to a new analysis by the university’s Social Media Insights Lab.

‘I wanted a professor like me’ – a hip-hop artist explains his turn to academia

Jabari Evans studies the messages that media produce about the representation of race and how that can impact marginalized groups, particularly the Black community. Check out his interview with The Conversation.

Student Spotlight: Serena Harn

Meet Serena Harn, an award-winning information science student, who said she chose this area of study because there was an "entire school designed just for my major!"

 

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