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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Eileen Waddell

Title: Instructor
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-261-6533
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 108
Columbia, SC 29208
Eileen Waddell


M.A., Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina
B.A., Political Science, College of Charleston (SC)


Eileen Waddell spent 27 years as a working journalist, the last 21 at The State newspaper in Columbia, where she was the longtime assistant managing editor. Waddell also served a stint as investigations editor and ran the morning meeting for eight years.


Waddell brings newsroom experience, advice and observations to the classroom, making the hypothetical more tangible. She specializes in teaching story development, balanced reporting and thoughtful story choice and framing that reflects the depth of a community.

Waddell previously taught adjunct courses at Morris College, an HBCU in Sumter, South Carolina. She also taught reporting and writing to journalism students at the University of Athens in Greece during an intensive seminar sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

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