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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.

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Pierrotti inspires students during week-long visit

Pierrotti inspires students during week-long visit

As award-winning investigative journalist and USC alumnus Andy Pierrotti turns and faces the students in the J-school's senior capstone class, the room gets quiet. Their attention seems to hang entirely on his upcoming words. This is Thursday, four days into Pierrotti’s week-long professional-in-residence stay at the school.

Pete Souza to present eyewitness account of history at Buchheit Family Lecture

Pete Souza to present eyewitness account of history at Buchheit Family Lecture

Pete Souza, the former official White House photographer for Presidents Obama and Reagan and award-winning freelance photographer, will deliver the Buchheit Family Lecture on September 26 at 7 p.m.

Alumna continues to make a difference in Columbia

Alumna continues to make a difference in Columbia

After graduation, Merritt McNeely used her PR education promoting some of the city's most significant projects. But now these skills are being employed for clients of a boutique integrated communications firm.

PR Prose: Those who stand for truth often stand alone

PR Prose: Those who stand for truth often stand alone

In her latest article for PR Week, Dr. Shannon Bowen provides a guide for navigating conflicts of interest and competing obligations.

No crisis: Instructor feeds on same teaching energy — in the classroom and online

No crisis: Instructor feeds on same teaching energy — in the classroom and online

Senior Instructor Lisa Sisk's innovative teaching in her public relations classes has earned accolades from students and a Garnet Apple Award from USC's Center for Teaching Excellence.

USC student hones skills at The Island Packet

USC student hones skills at The Island Packet

T. Michael Boddie, a multimedia journalism student at the University of South Carolina, spent his summer as an SCPA Foundation Intern with The Island Packet in Hilton Head Island.

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