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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.


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.

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