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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Michelle LaRoche

Title: Baldwin Business and Financial Chair in Journalism
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
Email: mlaroche@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-576-5941
Fax: 803-777-4103
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications

800 Sumter Street, Room 231
Columbia, SC 29208
Michelle LaRoche

Education

M.A., Higher Education, Harvard University
B.A., English, University of New Hampshire

Teaching

Michelle LaRoche, a journalist with more than 20 years of experience in business and financial news, teaches reporting and editing. As the Baldwin Business and Financial Chair in Journalism, LaRoche is focused on teaching students how to cover business, finance and economics as well as how to enhance their coverage of other topics — sports, education, entertainment  by understanding the business factors at play. Her teaching approach is inspired by years of mentoring and training journalists in the newsroom.

Service

LaRoche is the faculty advisor for The Daily Gamecock, the university's student newspaper.

Personal

Until moving to Columbia last year, LaRoche never lived south of New Jersey, so she welcomes suggestions for exploring the university, Columbia, South Carolina and the South.


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