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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Nina Brook

Title: Journalism Sequence Head
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-576-6322
Fax: 803-777-4103
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications

800 Sumter Street, Room 226
Columbia, SC 29208
Nina Brook


B.A., Journalism, Georgia State University
M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Coastal Carolina University


Nina Brook’s teaching in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications focuses on writing, including Writing for Mass Communications, Public Relations Writing and Advanced Public Relations Writing. Brook formerly served as director of the Convergence Media Magnet program at Richland Northeast High School. Student publications that Brook advised won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Silver Crown Award for national excellence and the Southern Interscholastic Press Association Scroggins Award for regional excellence. She was the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year for Richland Northeast High School.


A native of Atlanta, Brook began her work in newspapers as a student at Georgia State University. She was editor of the student newspaper, The Signal, and covered prep sports on weekends for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. After college, she worked as a reporter for Knight-Ridder newspapers in Macon, Georgia; St. Paul, Minnesota and Columbia, South Carolina, focusing primarily on state and local government issues. At The State in Columbia, Brook was Camden Bureau Chief, a State House reporter and an Associate Editor on the Editorial Page. At WIS-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Brook covered state government and politics. In 1996, her work at WIS received a first place award for general news reporting from the South Carolina AP Broadcasters. Brook has worked in public relations in the Community Relations Division of The Science Museum of Minnesota and as press secretary to former S.C. Gov. Jim Hodges.


Brook is a member of the Journalism Education Association and has served on the board and finance committees of the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. She is a lifetime member of SIPA and has judged competitions for SIPA and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

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