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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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Alumni Spotlight: Desiree Murphy

Alumni Spotlight: Desiree Murphy

Desiree Murphy graduated in 2011 with a print journalism degree. As a writer/reporter for ETonline and Entertainment Tonight, rubbing elbows with celebrities is all in a day’s work.

PR Prose: A revolution of ethics in public relations

PR Prose: A revolution of ethics in public relations

Dr. Shannon Bowen examines seven important changes in the state of the field. She says the changes are evidence of more than just the evolution of ethics in public relations, but a revolution.

Translating faith: Cecile Holmes finds meaning in religion writing

Translating faith: Cecile Holmes finds meaning in religion writing

Cecile Holmes is what you’d call a veteran journalist. In her nearly 40-year career, she’s covered just about everything, but one subject in particular—as multifaceted as any other beat in the business—has held her attention since she entered USC as an Honors student in 1973. That subject is religion.

Student-produced magazine wins Marcom Awards

Student-produced magazine wins Marcom Awards

For the third consecutive year, InterCom magazine, the student-produced alumni and donor magazine for the College of Information and Communications, won multiple honors for last year's issues.

CreateAthon@USC 2016: A 24-hour creative marketing blitz

CreateAthon@USC 2016: A 24-hour creative marketing blitz

From brochures to website building to logos to bumper stickers, 54 students from across campus and 18 mentors from across the country collaborated to strategize future communications for eight deserving nonprofits. See photos and videos from the event.

Staff Spotlight: Katie Bullard, career services manager

Staff Spotlight: Katie Bullard, career services manager

Freshly minted Career Services Manager Katie Bullard started her new position in May and is already off to a running start. Friendly and focused, she connects students in the School Journalism and Mass Communications with opportunities that they otherwise may not have had.

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