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The NATAS Southeast chapter announces student award winners

The Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded five recent graduates of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications Student Production Awards during a ceremony on March 23.

SJMC students win 11 VIM Fest Awards

Students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications garnered 11 awards at the AEJMC Festival of Visual & Interactive Media or "VIM Fest" awards.

PR students elected to national offices

Public relations majors Megan vanVollenhoven and Alicia Caracciolo have been elected to the PRSSA National Committee. The election was held March 11 in Seattle as part of PRSSA's Leadership Assembly meeting.

Advertising and visual communications students honored

Students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications garnered a Best of Show, two Gold ADDYs and four Silver ADDYs at the 2024 AAF of the Midlands American Advertising Awards Gala.

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.

Leeza’s Promise

After losing her mother to Alzheimer’s, journalist and TV personality Leeza Gibbons devoted her second act to helping caregivers through Leeza’s Care Connection.

Reigning Miss South Carolina mentors next generation of young women

Since being named Miss South Carolina last June, School of Journalism and Mass Communications alumna Jada Samuel has been on a mission to promote high self-esteem and positive body image for girls across the Palmetto State.

Applications open for a 12-month Faculty Fellow position in Health, Science, Information and Communication

The College of Information and Communications invites applications for a 12-month Faculty Fellow position in Health, Science, Information and Communication at the rank of Research Assistant Professor to join USC’s Bridge to Faculty program, effective August 16, 2024.

100 years of growth at the SJMC

A lot can happen in a year. Think about how much can happen in 100 years. The School of Journalism and Mass Communications began its 100th anniversary celebration in fall 2023. There's certainly a lot to celebrate.

From advertising major to full-time Instagram, TikTok content creator

Carson Light has built her own personal brand through social media, accumulating over 31,000 followers on Instagram and over 4 million views on TikTok.

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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