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Behind the camera

Behind the camera

From 1985 to 2000, while innovators in Silicon Valley were focused on changing the world as we know it, Doug Menuez was focused on documenting it. The award-winning photographer and documentarian will talk about his experiences Wednesday (Feb. 20).

All the news that isn't

All the news that isn't

In the age of social media, it can be hard to tell truth from fiction. CIC researchers, Mo Jang and Jo-Yun “Queenie” Li, look at the origins and spread of fake news on Twitter.

Leaving a legacy

Leaving a legacy

When Mimi Cunningham graduated from the J-school, she was ready to launch a successful career in public information. Now retired, Mimi shares why she and her husband, Tom, have chosen to give back.

Advertising class picks top Super Bowl commercial

Advertising class picks top Super Bowl commercial

Pepsi proved to be much more than just OK when its “Is Pepsi OK?” ad took the top spot in Cocky’s Super Ad Poll.

From interests to investments

From interests to investments

Therese Griffin (B.A., 1982) has done everything from hosting public affairs shows to corporate marketing and communications. Since graduating, her broadcast degree has opened doors — now, she's finding ways to return the favor.

All in the family

All in the family

“Say ‘Gamecock,’” Erika Grimes' dad said. “G-A-M-E-C-O-C-K!" She was only 1 at the time. Now, she's graduating from USC, just as both her parents did and as her two siblings will, too. It's something of a family tradition.

Student-produced magazine wins industry awards

Student-produced magazine wins industry awards

InterCom magazine, the student-produced alumni and donor magazine for the College of Information and Communications, took home two platinum awards, four gold awards and two honorable mentions in the 2018 MarCom Awards for its two most recent issues.

Tanner to step down as director

Tanner to step down as director

From creating new classes to increasing faculty research, Dr. Andrea Tanner has made a mark on the School of Journalism and Mass Communications during her tenure as director. Now, Tanner is shifting gears.

Broadcast students win big at RTDNA convention

Broadcast students win big at RTDNA convention

Seven broadcast students were honored with eight awards at the 2018 Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas/Associated Press convention and awards luncheon.

Morrow Fellows study business journalism at SABEW Fall Conference

Morrow Fellows study business journalism at SABEW Fall Conference

Four USC students spent two days in New York City in October learning about business journalism from industry experts and networking with journalists in the city.

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.

To ESPN, and beyond

To ESPN, and beyond

With hard work and a lucky break, current USC school of journalism student Alyssa Butterson now finds herself on the sideline of Monday Night Football games providing coverage for ESPN.

SJMC honors accomplishments of alumni

SJMC honors accomplishments of alumni

From Hootie and the Blowfish to Glamour magazine, this year’s Alumni Award winners have done big things since graduating from the J-school. See photos and videos from the awards ceremony here.

Brick by brick

Brick by brick

Alumnus David Robinson and his 15-year-old son used more than 5,000 Legos to construct the field, stands, ramps, press box, coaches' offices, scoreboard and the rest of Williams-Brice Stadium.

USC's associate director of visual branding finds purpose in going back to school

USC's associate director of visual branding finds purpose in going back to school

Despite working full time, Bob Wertz has been able to balance family time, teaching, being a student and multiple side projects involving his love of typeface, design and writing.

Landess looks to grow the Student Advertising Federation

Landess looks to grow the Student Advertising Federation

Jack Landess knows the difference that SAF can make on each of its new members for one simple reason: he was there before.

Research Roundtable discusses corporate social responsibility and advocacy

Research Roundtable discusses corporate social responsibility and advocacy

Dr. Denise Bortree discussed corporate social responsibility and corporate advocacy as they relate to sustainability and nonprofit communication at the J-school's monthly Research Roundtable.

Former USC tennis player continues education through accelerated program

Former USC tennis player continues education through accelerated program

Hadley Berg earned an undergraduate degree in May 2018. But before her graduation date had even arrived, she had already begun working towards her Master of Mass Communication degree through the J-school's accelerated program.

Alumna Eva Pilgrim to anchor Good Morning America Weekend Edition

Alumna Eva Pilgrim to anchor Good Morning America Weekend Edition

ABC News has just announced that Eva Pilgrim will be an anchor for their Good Morning America weekend show. Pilgrim is a graduate of the journalism school and a past recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Grigg receives PR News award for leadership of The Carolina Agency

Grigg receives PR News award for leadership of The Carolina Agency

Ernie Grigg, an instructor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the faculty advisor of The Carolina Agency, was selected as PR News' 2018 Platinum PR Winner for Educator of the Year at their Platinum PR Awards luncheon on September 21.

 

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