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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.

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Tune in: College, SCETV team up on new public affairs show

Tune in: College, SCETV team up on new public affairs show

"This Week in South Carolina" featuring interviews with the state's news and policymakers premieres this week. Dean Charles Bierbauer is host, but journalism students are producers, researchers and graphic artists on the show which is shot in the school's new Greenhouse Studio.

Studying abroad in Thailand

Studying abroad in Thailand

Stephanie Woronko does not do traditional. China. Oman. Thailand. Her study abroad trips take her to countries that are outside of the typical go-to-Europe programs available to students.

Diversity: Awareness and inclusion

Diversity: Awareness and inclusion

For Dr. Shirley Carter, diversity is more than just accepting under-represented students in the school - it's being able to understand those different groups and create an environment of inclusion and awareness for them.

PR has been vindicated

PR has been vindicated

The contempt among journalists for PR has taken many forms, from scorn to evasion and outright misrepresentation, but it's now clear communications professionals are vital.

Managing the mayor

Managing the mayor

Lauren Harper, a 2016 public relations major, now works full time with the mayor of Columbia as his policy and communications advisor. See how her experiences at USC led to success in the work force and more.

Journalism class helps sustainable soap business expand worldwide

Journalism class helps sustainable soap business expand worldwide

You might have heard that the used vegetable oil from USC’s dining facilities fuels vehicles around campus. But there’s another chapter of the biodiesel story that School of Journalism and Mass Communications students are helping to write.

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