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College of Information and Communications

School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Today’s journalism is changing at lightning speed, and the same can be said for advertising, public relations, visual communications and mass communications studies. In other words, all of the majors in our school. The spectrum of opportunities to tell stories with words, photos and video is exploding. Here you’ll explore online news media, digital publishing, social media, microtargeting and viral communication in our classes and in future careers.


Student PR team places second in national competition

A team of students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications beat out nearly 70 other groups to take home second place in the national Bateman Case Study Competition.

Extra innings

Baseball writer Bill Madden has enjoyed a remarkable, 50-year career as a reporter, columnist and sports biographer. This spring, he finally finished his degree in journalism.

PR Prose: PR pros can help people unite or we can help them divide

As the news illustrates almost every day, the world has become more contentious and divided than in recent memory. As public relations pros we can help people converse, unite, understand, and listen - or we can help them divide.

Leading the way: Alumnus Stephen Brown named president of Cookerly Public Relations

As the newly named president of Cookerly Public Relations in Atlanta, alumnus Stephen Brown will continue to use his professional success to support USC, particularly students looking to follow in his footsteps.

SJMC honors outstanding students

Students from all majors and degree programs were recognized for outstanding performance in the classroom and in outside endeavors by the faculty and staff of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Professional organizations recognize work of SJMC faculty, staff and students

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications was well-represented among the winners of two April awards ceremonies — the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America and South Carolina Press Association.

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