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College of Information and Communications

School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Today’s journalism is changing at lightning speed, and the same can be said for advertising, public relations, visual communications and mass communications studies. In other words, all of the majors in our school. The spectrum of opportunities to tell stories with words, photos and video is exploding. Here you’ll explore online news media, digital publishing, social media, microtargeting and viral communication in our classes and in future careers.


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.

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