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Powering the state, empowering its citizens

Journalism alumnus Jim Stuckey, ‘89, continues his family's 150-year legacy of public service and activism.

USC journalism alum wins second Pulitzer

Josh Dawsey, a 2012 University of South Carolina journalism graduate, added a second quill to his Pulitzer cap when he and his Washington Post colleagues received the 2024 national reporting prize for a series of articles exploring America’s gun history and culture.

Student’s report prompts national change

A national energy drink maker has pledged to stop marketing to young adults after the Carolina News and Reporter revealed that some users said the tonic made them addicted and destroyed their health, bank accounts and relationships with loved ones.

Real-world opportunities: Capstone program prepares students for life after graduation

A freshman journalism student, who will one day take the journalism capstone course, interviewed students in this year's class about their experiences covering the South Carolina Republican Primary.

CIC alumna A’ja Wilson named among Time’s 100 most influential people of 2024

A 2018 graduate, Gamecock women’s basketball great and Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson was named to TIME100, the magazine’s annual list of most influential people.

Carolina News and Reporter journalists take top SC honors

Seven multi-media journalists took three first-place awards for video, arts and entertainment writing and news photography in the South Carolina Press Association contest.

School of Journalism and Mass Communications marks centennial with festivities and fundraising efforts

To honor and celebrate its history and achievements, the school organized a series of events for alumni, current students and supporters, with opportunities for donations to support future initiatives.

The Carolina Cup in photos

Students participating in the Talmadge Moore LeGrand photojournalism workshop at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications in March photographed the 89th running of the Carolina Cup, a steeplechase racing event in Camden, South Carolina.

SJMC faculty recognize outstanding students at annual awards ceremony

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.

Student creative projects head to national competition

Creative projects by advertising and visual communications students progress to nationals after winning big at the AAF District 3 of the American Advertising Federation annual competition.

The NATAS Southeast chapter announces student award winners

The Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded five recent graduates of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications Student Production Awards during a ceremony on March 23.

SJMC students win 11 VIM Fest Awards

Students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications garnered 11 awards at the AEJMC Festival of Visual & Interactive Media or "VIM Fest" awards.

PR students elected to national offices

Public relations majors Megan vanVollenhoven and Alicia Caracciolo have been elected to the PRSSA National Committee. The election was held March 11 in Seattle as part of PRSSA's Leadership Assembly meeting.

Advertising and visual communications students honored

Students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications garnered a Best of Show, two Gold ADDYs and four Silver ADDYs at the 2024 AAF of the Midlands American Advertising Awards Gala.

Journalism alumna talks about leading student media organization

After leaving her mark as a student reporter and editor at The Daily Gamecock, Jackie Alexander, 2009 journalism, has carved an impressive career. She is currently serving as president of the College Media Association — the first woman of color elected to that role.

The implications of AI

SJMC professor Shannon Bowen leads a group studying ethics, safety and impact of AI.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to speak at USC

Bob Woodward will discuss the evolution of journalism and the future of the profession at the Buchheit Family Lecture Feb. 28. Reserve your seat.

Where hip-hop meets baseball

SJMC assistant professor of race and media Jabari Evans co-produces Chicago White Sox documentary.

Two advertising students among the nation's most promising multicultural students

Aya Obaid and Janice Rodriguez were selected for the American Advertising Federation 2024 class of Most Promising Multicultural Students.

Advertising alumna uses her skills to run successful interior design business

After earning her advertising degree in 2008, Amber Guyton never imagined she would be using it to help her run an interior design business, but she’s done just that. Now she owns and operates the Atlanta-based, Blessed Little Bungalow.

The mustard in the sandwich

From 1975 to 2008, Humpy Wheeler, ’61, journalism, was president and general manager of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. And over those three high-octane, pedal-to-the-metal decades, he came to be regarded as one of the most colorful promoters in NASCAR history.

AI can help — and hurt — student creativity

Sabrina Habib, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, writes for the conversation about her research on artificial intelligence's effect on student creativity.

Leeza’s Promise

After losing her mother to Alzheimer’s, journalist and TV personality Leeza Gibbons devoted her second act to helping caregivers through Leeza’s Care Connection.

Reigning Miss South Carolina mentors next generation of young women

Since being named Miss South Carolina last June, School of Journalism and Mass Communications alumna Jada Samuel has been on a mission to promote high self-esteem and positive body image for girls across the Palmetto State.

Applications open for a 12-month Faculty Fellow position in Health, Science, Information and Communication

The College of Information and Communications invites applications for a 12-month Faculty Fellow position in Health, Science, Information and Communication at the rank of Research Assistant Professor to join USC’s Bridge to Faculty program, effective August 16, 2024.


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