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PR Prose: Reasons to listen — and really listen

PR Prose: Reasons to listen — and really listen

In this column, Dr. Shannon Bowen discusses the importance of "listening" to public relations ethics, especially in this age of alternate facts, fake news, fragmented social media, and covert analytics.

From the warm hearts of South Carolina to the warm heart of Africa

From the warm hearts of South Carolina to the warm heart of Africa

Students preparing for a service learning trip abroad teamed up with individuals and a national company to deliver toys and blankets to vulnerable children in Malawi.

Learning through service, living through adventure

Learning through service, living through adventure

The Maymester study abroad to Malawi, Africa, merges adventure, learning and service to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for USC undergraduates.

Advertising major wins national case competition

Advertising major wins national case competition

Senior advertising major Allyssa Andrews knew she would have a great time participating in the Washington Media Scholars Foundation’s case competition this summer. What she didn’t know was that she’d bring home the prize.

Senior semester students sweep production awards

Senior semester students sweep production awards

It's not the first time SJMC students have won awards from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, but it is the first time they have swept the news-related categories.

May grad lands

May grad lands "dream" Coca-Cola internship

Sydney Bugg's public relations major has opened many doors for her, including an advertising internship at an agency in New York City and a spring break academy for diverse ad/PR students. Now, another door has opened — a post-graduate internship with The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta.

Faculty Focus: Kevin Hull

Faculty Focus: Kevin Hull

Dr. Kevin Hull has a knack for scouring social media for sports data and translating his findings into real-world implications. The real-world part of his research is something he knows well — before becoming a broadcast journalism professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Hull spent nearly a decade behind the camera.

Donor spotlight: Jennifer Pearce Hammond

Donor spotlight: Jennifer Pearce Hammond

Jennifer Hammond, SJMC ’85, has found a multitude of ways to give back to her alma mater. From volunteering with CreateAthon@USC to supporting CIC initiatives through her Dean’s Circle Society membership, Hammond explains the many ways she’s working to prepare the next generation of advertising professionals.

PR Prose: How PR ethics will affect you

PR Prose: How PR ethics will affect you

In this column, Dr. Shannon Bowen discusses how all levels of communications, from the CCO to the front desk, must work toward consistent credibility.

Mercury Awards honor SJMC students, faculty and alumni

Mercury Awards honor SJMC students, faculty and alumni

Top educator. Top student. Top practitioner. The School of Journalism and Mass Communications was well-represented at South Carolina's premier public relations awards ceremony.

Graduate with Leadership Distinction: Janelys Villalta

Graduate with Leadership Distinction: Janelys Villalta

When Janelys Villalta entered UofSC, she was focused on entertainment news. But after taking an interest in sociology, the journalism student found her passion in social advocacy.

Alumni Spotlight:  Ore Oluwole

Alumni Spotlight: Ore Oluwole

Ore Oluwole’s public relations degree has taken him a long way, professionally speaking, even though he’s only a few blocks away from the heart of campus. That’s because Ore now works as the director of alumni relations at My Carolina Association.

Teaching and research awards headline symposium

Teaching and research awards headline symposium

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications held the Fourth Annual Doctoral Research Symposium to recognize and celebrate the success of graduate research and teaching.

Student Spotlight: Alondra De La Rosa

Student Spotlight: Alondra De La Rosa

Alondra De La Rosa is a first-year student in the Master of Mass Communication program at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Learn more about Alondra and her experience in the J-school.

USC mascot hands out 15th Cocky Award to Tide ad team execs

USC mascot hands out 15th Cocky Award to Tide ad team execs

‪Saatchi & Saatchi executives shared how they came up with the "clean is everywhere" concept and what it was like to "hack" the Super Bowl.

SJMC celebrates outstanding students at awards reception

SJMC celebrates outstanding students at awards reception

Media stars. PR specialists. Designers. Leaders. Students from all majors 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.

Britt Hogg named Student Organization Advisor of the Year

Britt Hogg named Student Organization Advisor of the Year

When he’s not managing the Kennedy Greenhouse Studio, Britt Hogg spends his time coaching SGTV students on everything from picking staff members to working equipment. Now, his efforts have been recognized by USC Student Life.

From national champion to WNBA to the newsroom: Allisha Gray's journey back to Columbia

From national champion to WNBA to the newsroom: Allisha Gray's journey back to Columbia

After winning the national championship a year ago and getting drafted into the WNBA, Allisha Gray is completing the promise she made before the draft to finish her degree in broadcast journalism.

PR Prose: The AI revolution and selfishness: What it means for PR

PR Prose: The AI revolution and selfishness: What it means for PR

In this column, Dr. Shannon Bowen cites Uber's recent autonomous car accident as one example of new dilemmas posed by the tremendous rate at which artificial intelligence is progressing and the role public relations professionals may play as they advise and develop policy for clients.

Faculty Focus: Holly Overton

Faculty Focus: Holly Overton

Less than two years into the job, Dr. Holly Overton is already making an impact as faculty director of a new student research group.

Edwards named MVP of Ad/PR Academy week

Edwards named MVP of Ad/PR Academy week

When Henry Edwards’ professors recommended he attend the 2018 AdPR Academy over spring break, he had no idea how much he’d learn — or how much he’d stand out.

Student spotlight: From anthropology to advertising

Student spotlight: From anthropology to advertising

After one semester in the MMC program, Jay Goodwin found himself with a coveted summer internship at BBDO San Francisco. His work at the agency provided him with valuable experience and a clearer picture of where he wants to go after graduation.

Staffer receives prestigious press adviser award

Staffer receives prestigious press adviser award

Bringing a “new energy” to scholastic journalism in South Carolina and “smashing” the model for SIPA’s summer workshop are just two reasons why Leslie Dennis was recognized with the 2018 James Paschal Award for Outstanding Service to a Scholastic Press Association.

First person: My master's practicum at WIS-TV

First person: My master's practicum at WIS-TV

"Every day in news is a new adventure," says Desirae Gostlin in recounting the final semester of her master's degree. From covering car crashes to active shooter safety in schools, she discusses this hands-on learning experience.

PR Prose: Deeper into the abyss — Why liars do it

PR Prose: Deeper into the abyss — Why liars do it

Dr. Shannon Bowen takes a second look at one of the biggest challenges for communicators: How to deal with a liar.

 

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