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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.


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.

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