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  • 2023 Recap

    2023 Recap

    2023 went by so quickly. Watch some of what we experienced in the CIC.

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Applications open for information science instructor

The School of Information Science invites applications for an instructor to begin August 16, 2024 to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The classes are related to programming, data analytics, artificial intelligence, applied data and text mining, and user experience.

Journalism alumna talks about leading student media organization

After leaving her mark as a student reporter and editor at The Daily Gamecock, Jackie Alexander, 2009 journalism, has carved an impressive career. She is currently serving as president of the College Media Association — the first woman of color elected to that role.

The implications of AI

SJMC professor Shannon Bowen leads a group studying ethics, safety and impact of AI.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to speak at USC

Bob Woodward will discuss the evolution of journalism and the future of the profession at the Buchheit Family Lecture Feb. 28. Reserve your seat.

Where hip-hop meets baseball

SJMC assistant professor of race and media Jabari Evans co-produces Chicago White Sox documentary.

Two advertising students among the nation's most promising multicultural students

Aya Obaid and Janice Rodriguez were selected for the American Advertising Federation 2024 class of Most Promising Multicultural Students.

Advertising alumna uses her skills to run successful interior design business

After earning her advertising degree in 2008, Amber Guyton never imagined she would be using it to help her run an interior design business, but she’s done just that. Now she owns and operates the Atlanta-based, Blessed Little Bungalow.

The mustard in the sandwich

From 1975 to 2008, Humpy Wheeler, ’61, journalism, was president and general manager of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. And over those three high-octane, pedal-to-the-metal decades, he came to be regarded as one of the most colorful promoters in NASCAR history.

AI can help — and hurt — student creativity

Sabrina Habib, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, writes for the conversation about her research on artificial intelligence's effect on student creativity.

Will South Carolina be Nikki Haley's last stand?

Haley has emerged from a crowded field of candidates as the lone remaining challenger to former President Donald Trump, who has won the Iowa caucuses as well as the New Hampshire primary. But does she have a chance in her home state?

Leeza’s Promise

After losing her mother to Alzheimer’s, journalist and TV personality Leeza Gibbons devoted her second act to helping caregivers through Leeza’s Care Connection.

Augusta Baker Presents: A Community Conversation on Culturally Responsive Leadership with Toby S. Jenkins, Ph.D.

Jenkins discussed her new book "The Hip-Hop Mindset" with August Baker Chair Nicole Cooke at All Good Books on Jan. 31. "The Hip-Hop Mindset," received the 2023 Phillip C. Chinn Book Award from the National Association of Multicultural Educators.

$100,000 fellowship endowment named in honor of distinguished alumnus

The Bussell Fellowship is named after CIC alumus and former Chairman and CEO of Chernoff Newman, Lee Bussell Sr., and will go towards helping to fund the already established 4+1 pathway partnership between USC and Claflin University.

Reigning Miss South Carolina mentors next generation of young women

Since being named Miss South Carolina last June, School of Journalism and Mass Communications alumna Jada Samuel has been on a mission to promote high self-esteem and positive body image for girls across the Palmetto State.

Applications open for a 12-month Faculty Fellow position in Health, Science, Information and Communication

The College of Information and Communications invites applications for a 12-month Faculty Fellow position in Health, Science, Information and Communication at the rank of Research Assistant Professor to join USC’s Bridge to Faculty program, effective August 16, 2024.

CIC professor studies library’s role in spreading health information to the LGBTQ+ community

Vanessa Kitzie, Ph.D., is working to improve access to accurate and compassionate health information for marginalized communities, specifically LGBTQ+ people.

iSchool hosts hooding ceremonies

The iSchool honored Fall 2023 graduates at the Hooding Ceremony for MLIS students on Dec. 15. Watch a video recap.

100 years of growth at the SJMC

A lot can happen in a year. Think about how much can happen in 100 years. The School of Journalism and Mass Communications began its 100th anniversary celebration in fall 2023. There's certainly a lot to celebrate.

From advertising major to full-time Instagram, TikTok content creator

Carson Light has built her own personal brand through social media, accumulating over 31,000 followers on Instagram and over 4 million views on TikTok.

Cocky’s Reading Express debuts “Little Free Library” at local elementary school

Through its new Adopt-a-School program, Cocky’s Reading Express unveiled a new “Little Free Library” at Edward E. Taylor Elementary School — providing kids with chances to choose books throughout the year and keep them as their own.

Broadcast journalism students win big at RTDNAC awards

Student journalists from the senior capstone course were honored for their work on Carolina News by the Radio Television Digital News Association. Finn Carlin took the top award and was named the D. Haney Howell Student Journalist of the Year.

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Members of the college leadership team weighed in on Thanksgiving memories and the things for which they are most grateful at the CIC. Here's what they had to say.

CreateAthon@USC celebrates 10 years of inspired student design and community impact

In 24 hours, the student teams participating in CreateAthon@USC 2023 brainstormed, designed and developed a record 194 creative assets for eight regional nonprofits.

24/7 PR: Stephen Brown’s multiverses

PR guru, movie critic, collector and diehard Gamecock fan — alumnus Stephen Brown does a little bit of everything.

Visual communications major Xavier Martin accepted for the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop

Senior Xavier Martin was selected for this prestigious photography workshop in upstate New York based on his portfolio submission.


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