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I-Comm Week

Celebrating Information and Communication

The life span of a good idea may be no more than an instant, if not captured and brought to fruition. I-Comm Week has been a great and enduring idea for heralding our college’s values and accomplishments across campus and to the broader community. Seven years ago, Dr. Shirley Staples Carter, then director of our School of Journalism and Mass Communications, proposed the I-Comm Week showcase. It’s grown to this year’s strong lineup of events through dedicated faculty and staff involvement and a good bit of hard work finding the right mix of events to highlight each of our disciplines.

So, at seven, we’ve added the iconic — and admittedly somewhat derivative — VII to our I-Comm Week logo. We didn’t want to be too presumptive too soon. But we think you will find this year’s lineup informative, insightful and even provocative. The presenters include alumni, academics and professionals. Two of my former CNN colleagues, Candy Crowley and Jamie McIntyre, will share insights on politics and the Pentagon. The journalism school’s distinguished alumna Rita Cosby will relate her father’s World War II experience and how it became her latest book. Alumnus and cartoonist Paul Jon Boscacci has a different, more humorous, life reflection on the military experience.

Our School of Library and Information Science kicks off the week with homage to Augusta Baker and storytelling as an underpinning for literacy. The SLIS fall series of conversations with Dr. David Carr focuses on “Communities of Aspiration” in our real communities.








We’re developing a specialized interest in business journalism and the business of journalism in several I-Comm events. Michelle Leder delivers the Baldwin Lecture on “Entrepreneurial Journalism and Business Literacy.”

Check out the full schedule below. And join us for I-Comm Week VII, a college tradition promoting excellence in information and communication.

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Sunday, October 3

Honoring the Legacy of Augusta Baker

1 - 2 p.m.
Ernest F. Hollings Library Program Room

Thomas Cooper Library

The Augusta Baker Collection
Jeffrey Makala, librarian, Thomas Cooper Library
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2 - 3 p.m.
Tours and Stories of the Historic Horseshoe on Gibbes Green
Elizabeth West, archivist, Caroliniana Library
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3 - 3:30 p.m.
Davis College
SLIS Reception: A Few Words, and a Little Cake
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Davis College
The Three Tellers
Amy Allen, Pamela Hoppock, Fran Sanderson
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Monday, Oct. 4
10:10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Public Health Research Center
Room 114
Pulitzer Winning Hurricane Katrina Photography
Ted Jackson, New Orleans Times-Picayune lead photographer
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11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Davis College - Room 112
Cultural Heritage Panel
Dr. Jennifer Guiliano, Kate Boyd, Dr. Scott Gwara
Moderator: Dr. Sam Hastings
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2:30 - 4 p.m.
Law School Auditorium
WikiLeaks: The Pros and Cons of Publishing the “Afghan War Diaries” and the Legal Parameters
Military panel — Jay Bender, USC visiting professor, Reid H. Montgomery Freedom of Information Chair; Doug Fisher, SJMC senior instructor, electronic and print journalism sequence; Jamie McIntyre, blogger, professor, military-media analyst
Moderator: Dr. Miron Varouhakis, USC visiting assistant professor, electronic and print journalism sequence
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6 - 7:30 p.m.
Ernest F. Hollings Library Program Room
Thomas Cooper Library
A Quiet Hero
Rita Cosby, news anchor/correspondent/author; Richard Cosby, Rita's father.
Broadcast alumna Rita Cosby discovered her father's secret past. Hear Rita discuss her journey.
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Tuesday, Oct. 5
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Carolina Coliseum - CEO Room
Communicating about Science, Health and Medicine: Can it Really be that Difficult?
Dr. Glen Nowak, director of News and Electronic Media at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Learn how the nation's largest health organization communicates with its audiences.
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10 - 11 a.m.
Davis College - Room 112
SLIS Alumni’s Impact on the Community
Jenny Goulden, Ellen Hinrichs, Pamela Hoppock, Jessica Kohout
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2 - 3:30 p.m.
Davis College - Room 112
Everyday Challenges of Distance Education
Heather Gilbert, Sara Mason, Tyler Mobley
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3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Carolina Coliseum - CEO Room
Using Social Media to Communicate about Health: The CDC Experience
Dr. Glen Nowak, director of News and Electronic Media at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Learn how the CDC uses social media — and how they measure effectiveness.
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Wednesday, Oct. 6
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Public Health Research Center
Room 114
The R.U.L.E. of Effective Advertising
David Oakley
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2 - 3:30 p.m.
Davis College - Room 209
SLISten Up — LISSA's Journey of E-Publishing
Virginia Blake, Sara Herndon, Rae Kammerer Lovvorn, Denise R. Lyons, Gene McClain
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2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Carolina Coliseum - Room 3001
Sponsored by SPJ

The FOIA Criminal Case
Jay King, John Rollins Jr.
Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists, USC Student Chapter
The reporter, and his attorney, who initiated South Carolina's first Freedom of Information Act criminal case.
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7 - 8:30 p.m.
Belk Auditorium - Moore School of Business
Buchheit Lecture — What Happened to the Politics of Hope? A Forecast for 2010 and 2012
Candy Crowley, CNN's award-winning political correspondent
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Thursday, Oct. 7
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Ernest F. Hollings Library Program Room
Thomas Cooper Library
Baldwin Lecture — Entrepreneurial Journalism and Business Literacy
Michelle Leder
, editor/founder, footnoted
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2 - 4:45 p.m.
Davis College - Room 112
Faculty Research Panel
SLIS Faculty: Dr. Kendra Albright, Dr. Ron T. Brown, Dr. Karen Gavigan
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3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Carolina Coliseum - Room 3020A
From Carolina to the Comics Page: a Military Brat's Journey
Paul Jon Boscacci, writer/cartoonist, Fort Knox comic strip.
SJMC alumnus balances a demanding day job with a successful gig as a syndicated cartoonist.
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6:30 - 8 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom C

Career Launch: Portfolio Workshop and Resume Review
Sponsored by the SJMC Student Chapters of IABC, PRSSA and SAF
Stefanie Caraviello, Bonnie Drewniany, Megan Plott, Jeff Ranta, Kathy Shuler-Cousson, Leslie Ann Sully, Sandy Tomes
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Friday, Oct. 8
Noon - 2 p.m.
Ernest F. Hollings Library Program Room
Thomas Cooper Library

Business Journalism — Inform, Investigate or Advocate: Today's Approach to Reporting
Bob Bouyea, publisher of the Columbia Regional Business Report
Beth Hunt,
manager of Editorial Operations, American City Business Journals
David Millstead,
freelance financial journalist
Andy Shain, assistant business editor, The State newspaper
Moderator: Charles Bierbauer,
dean, College of Mass Communications and Information Studies
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Sponsored by SABEW
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2 - 4 p.m.
Ernest F. Hollings Library Program Room

Thomas Cooper Library
Communities of Aspiration
Dr. David Carr
Dr. Carr brings the October installment of his Fall series to I-Comm Week VII.
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