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Broadcast journalism students win big at RTDNAC awards

Student journalists from the senior capstone course were honored for their work on Carolina News by the Radio Television Digital News Association. Finn Carlin took the top award and was named the D. Haney Howell Student Journalist of the Year.

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Members of the college leadership team weighed in on Thanksgiving memories and the things for which they are most grateful at the CIC. Here's what they had to say.

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.

iSchool accepting applications for an open rank faculty position in Information Science

The School of Information Science invites applications for a school library faculty position at the level of open rank, associate, or assistant professor to begin January 1, 2024, or August 16, 2024. Candidates with interest and experience in research and pedagogy in school librarianship will be considered.

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.

Digital certificate program offers in-demand career skills

This fall, the college launched its digital studies certificate program, which allows undergraduate students to gain in-demand digital skills and receive official recognition on their transcripts.

MLIS student selected for prestigious ARL Kaleidoscope Program

MLIS student Adele Chase learns leadership, research and networking skills as an ARL Kaleidoscope Program Scholar.

Area students get to jump on the Cocky Reading Express

Cocky, the big bird on the USC campus, and a bunch of his friends made a stop at Edward E. Taylor Elementary School to teach the kids about conservation and the joy of reading.

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.

Media personality Curtis Wilson reflects on culturally responsive leadership

A regular contributor to the A&E Network’s top-rated show LivePD, Wilson headlined the first in-person community conversation sponsored by Augusta Baker Chair Nicole Cooke, which addressed issues of importance to communities in Columbia and throughout South Carolina.

Carol connects the CIC

Since joining the college in 2022, Carol Kirkland's ambition is “connecting people and connecting opportunity." She works closely with the dean in developing and achieving strategic initiatives and managing external partnerships with the CIC.

iSchool faculty and staff create Words and Warriors book club

With over 400,000 veterans and eight different military facilities in South Carolina, iSchool faculty and staff had an epiphany. They created a veterans book club as a platform to continue to emphasize and highlight the university’s commitment to serving the veteran and military population,

Alumnus' donations fund J-school Media Advertising Sales and Technology course

John Byrne believes that sales is the key factor in a media company’s success. That’s why he has supported media sales as a J-school class for three years running through donations from his family foundation.

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.


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