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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

John "Parks" Rogers

Title: Instructor
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 252-406-1246
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 227
Columbia, SC 29208
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Parks Rogers


B.A., Journalism/Political Science, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
MBA , Marymount University, Arlington (VA) 


Parks Rogers is a former group publisher for multiple publishing companies, publisher, advertising VP, advertising sales manager for companies including The Washington Post, Gannett, The State Newspaper, The Post and Courier, The Fayetteville Observer and The Newspaper Association of America. He is also a former instructor in the North Carolina community college system.


Rogers believes learning is a sensory experience and endeavors for his students to use the senses — hear it, see it, read it, write it, say it, do it — in the classes he teaches.  He relies on both his professional and educational background in journalism instruction.  

Rogers teaches Writing for Mass Communications, Publication Writing and Design,  Media Sales and Technology and Business Concepts for Communicators.  


Board of Directors, Alabama Press Association


Rogers is married and lives in Columbia. He has two adult daughters, one working for Google and living in London; the other living in Los Angeles and owns a public relations company specializing in product placement in video productions.

His national and international publishing career has taken him to all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and Italy for various work assignments.  He has written weekly editorial opinion columns for many years in addition to leading advertising departments at various publishing companies in print, online and event formats

When he is not teaching, he enjoys his German Shepherd, gourmet cooking and travel.

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