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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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Fitzpatrick receives lifetime achievement award

Fitzpatrick receives lifetime achievement award

Dr. Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has received the 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award by the National Communication Association. The award is NCA’s highest honor and recognizes her lifetime study of human communication.

PR Prose: How ethics, the civil society, and PR are inseparable

PR Prose: How ethics, the civil society, and PR are inseparable

In her monthly column, Dr. Shannon Bowen discusses how ethics, the disintegration of civility and public relations are connected.

Brook's life in journalism: Front page to back page

Brook's life in journalism: Front page to back page

Nina Brook has done it all in the world of journalism. She has worked for traditional news outlets, taught journalism at the high school level, and now is an instructor in the J-school. Despite changes in the industry, she still encourages students and her own kids to enter the field.

Testimonial of a CreateAthon@USC volunteer

Testimonial of a CreateAthon@USC volunteer

Students, mentors and professors alike joined together on November 2 to produce complete advertising campaigns for nine nonprofits in the Columbia area. Abe Danaher, a volunteer at the 24 hour CreateAthon affair, tells his story of how the night went.

A killer career

A killer career

J-school alumnus James Jude Courtney stars alongside actress Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween, a sequel to the same-named 1978 slasher film. But you won’t recognize his face. That’s because he plays Michael Myers, the masked murderer who’s inspired nightmares — and Halloween costumes — for the past 40 years.

A 'knack' for production

A 'knack' for production

She may have started out as a pharmacy major, but it didn’t take long for Jessie Knaak to figure out that broadcast journalism was her real calling. Now, she’s racking up Emmy Awards as a producer in the NFL.

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