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Student success drives new SJMC director

Damion Waymer sees career readiness as a key measure of success for the School of Journalism and Mass Communiations.

SJMC experiences lead to ETV leadership

Adrienne Fairwell, the new President and CEO of South Carolina ETV and Public Radio, recalls her time at the J-school and and the professors who had an impact on her.

CIC to offer new sports media major

Sports media is one of the fastest growing sectors in the communications industry, and now students can choose sports media as a major.

Where there’s Smoak, there’s fire

Jan Smoak, SJMC alumna and Honors College assistant dean (‘89 journalism, ‘91 Master of Education), was recognized with the 2024 USC Outstanding Staff Award.

Linwan Wu: Merging human insights with artificial intelligence

The CIC associate dean of research is dedicated to investigating consumer reactions to the use of artificial intelligence in advertising and strategic communication.

Drake’s beef with Kendrick Lamar isn’t nearly as important as his tiff with Tupac Shakur’s estate over using the dead rapper’s voice

Jabari M. Evans writes in The Conversation about AI developments which strike at the heart of technology, music and the law.

Visual communications student wins national logo design competition

Senior visual communications major and Honors College student Callie Hribar brought home top honors in the logo design competition sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Following Her Calling: How Mechelle Lewis Freeman is inspiring the next generation of female athletes

A U.S. Olympian and Gamecock track and field sprinter, Freeman is using her experience as an athlete and J-school student to provide opportunities to young women across the country through the sport of track and field.

Powering the state, empowering its citizens

Journalism alumnus Jim Stuckey, ‘89, continues his family's 150-year legacy of public service and activism.

USC journalism alum wins second Pulitzer

Josh Dawsey, a 2012 University of South Carolina journalism graduate, added a second quill to his Pulitzer cap when he and his Washington Post colleagues received the 2024 national reporting prize for a series of articles exploring America’s gun history and culture.

Student’s report prompts national change

A national energy drink maker has pledged to stop marketing to young adults after the Carolina News and Reporter revealed that some users said the tonic made them addicted and destroyed their health, bank accounts and relationships with loved ones.

Real-world opportunities: Capstone program prepares students for life after graduation

A freshman journalism student, who will one day take the journalism capstone course, interviewed students in this year's class about their experiences covering the South Carolina Republican Primary.

CIC alumna A’ja Wilson named among Time’s 100 most influential people of 2024

A 2018 graduate, Gamecock women’s basketball great and Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson was named to TIME100, the magazine’s annual list of most influential people.

Carolina News and Reporter journalists take top SC honors

Seven multi-media journalists took three first-place awards for video, arts and entertainment writing and news photography in the South Carolina Press Association contest.

School of Journalism and Mass Communications marks centennial with festivities and fundraising efforts

To honor and celebrate its history and achievements, the school organized a series of events for alumni, current students and supporters, with opportunities for donations to support future initiatives.

The Carolina Cup in photos

Students participating in the Talmadge Moore LeGrand photojournalism workshop at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications in March photographed the 89th running of the Carolina Cup, a steeplechase racing event in Camden, South Carolina.

SJMC faculty recognize outstanding students at annual awards ceremony

Students from all majors and degree programs were recognized for outstanding performance in the classroom and in outside endeavors by the faculty and staff of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Student creative projects head to national competition

Creative projects by advertising and visual communications students progress to nationals after winning big at the AAF District 3 of the American Advertising Federation annual competition.

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.


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