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CreateAthon@USC celebrates 10 years of inspired student design and community impact

In 24 hours, the student teams participating in CreateAthon@USC 2023 brainstormed, designed and developed a record 194 creative assets for eight regional nonprofits.

24/7 PR: Stephen Brown’s multiverses

PR guru, movie critic, collector and diehard Gamecock fan — alumnus Stephen Brown does a little bit of everything.

Visual communications major Xavier Martin accepted for the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop

Senior Xavier Martin was selected for this prestigious photography workshop in upstate New York based on his portfolio submission.

What impact are you having over the horizon?

Former CEO and advertising alumnus Ed Chambliss brings business perspective to the CIC as an adjunct professor in marketing.

No name, no fame: America's deadly small talk

A public relations class advocated for anonymity for mass shooters in the media in the Invent2Prevent competition. The team of students presented the campaign to the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., and earned a second-place win.

SJMC hosts BEA On-Location 2023 conference

More than 90 faculty members from over three dozen institutions came to campus to learn about the latest trends in augmented reality, virtual reality and 360° video.

J-school honors accomplished alumni at annual ceremony

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications presented awards to five alumni at the annual awards ceremony. The awards recognize exceptional graduates whose careers represent significant professional achievement.

USC Alumnus Atsuro Riley Returns as Visiting Author at the 2023 Fall Literary Festival

When poet Atsuro Riley arrived at USC University Libraries on October 11 for the 2023 Fall Literary Festival, it was his first time setting foot on campus since he graduated from the School of Journalism 40 years ago.

Meteorologist to manager: Darci Strickland's story

Alumna and award-winning journalist Darci Strickland began her career with WLTX as a meteorologist but has recently entered a new role as content manager and senior journalist, spending part of her day managing and part of her day reporting and anchoring.

J-school seeks to hire three professional track instructors

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina invites applications for three nine-month professional-track instructors to begin January 1, 2024, or August 16, 2024.

Today's time machine; how a USC professor used VR to re-create Rome

Decades ago, it would have been outlandish to think about getting a lifelike experience of Rome viewed from the 1700s. But instructor Jason Porter and his research team used a combination of VR and USC library records to re-create 18th-century Rome from the eyes of a classical Italian artist.

CIC assistant professor studies big data and over-reliance in political campaigns

Most people tune into political campaigns interested in who is winning and what that candidate is going to do while they are in office, but CIC assistant professor Jacob Long is focused on what was able to create that successful campaign and the methods used to bring that candidate to the top.

The mustard in the sandwich

Don’t know Humpy Wheeler? You don’t know NASCAR! This journalism alumnus even has an IMDB page. He's the voice of Tex Dinoco, the smooth-talking gold 1975 Cadillac Coupe de Ville in the Pixar film Cars 3.

Reigning supreme

For food service industry veep Stacey McCray, it’s always Bo Time! With her master's in public relations from the SJMC, she plays a critical role in ensuring things run smoothly as Bojangles promotes tailgating and football traditions.

USC graduates dive deep and discover dream careers at Riverbanks Zoo

How many alumni does it take to open a new aquarium filled with 11,000 animals? Turns out, quite a few. And three of them were Ad/PR majors.

Alex Grant runs it back

Broadcast journalism graduate Alex Grant produces exciting social media video content for the Carolina Panthers. The Columbia native cut his teeth in Gamecock Productions.

SJMC makes strong contributions to 2023 AEJMC conference

School of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty and graduate students were honored for excellence in research and teaching at the 2023 AEJMC Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

Telling the stories that matter

USC graduates are shaping the future of public broadcasting from coast to coast.

J-school invites applications for visual communications tenure-track faculty position

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the visual communications sequence with a specialization in immersive communication.

J-school names new director

Orangeburg native Damion Waymer has been selected as the next director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in USC’s College of Information and Communications.

Overtime Elite - a private school, basketball league and media conglomerate

Amen and Ausar Thompson, the identical twin brothers who were just selected as the fourth and fifth picks, respectively, in the 2023 NBA draft. The duo symbolizes the transformative potential of Overtime Elite, which offers young athletes a new path to maximize their earning potential. Jabari M. Evans, assistant professor of race and media, writes about Overtime Elite for The Conversation.

Foundational learning: Alumna Tjuan Dogan helps people around the world access online education

Dogan, who has a bachelor’s in advertising, a master’s and a Ph.D. in education all from USC, crafted a career path that now has her helping nontraditional students find new career options through education.

Brooks Hearn: Rooted in research

Brooks Hearn, a senior public relations manager at Chernoff Newman, reflects on her time at USC as a public relations major and Honors College student and how it shaped her future career.

Graduate looks back on lessons learned at USC

Journalism major Holly Poag discusses her time and experiences at the college and The Daily Gamecock.

Advertising team wins prestigious Mosaic Award

The Advertising Team from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications won the prestigious Mosaic Award at the American Advertising Federation District Three Regional Student Competition for their "You Deserve Better" campaign for the job search platform Indeed.


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