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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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PR Prose: The truth still matters, just ask Ryan Lochte

PR Prose: The truth still matters, just ask Ryan Lochte

The bizarre fiasco at the Rio Olympics resulted in major losses for the star athlete while highlighting the importance of ethics and honesty required from all parties - including public relations.

Alumni Spotlight: Christopher Rosa

Alumni Spotlight: Christopher Rosa

Christopher Rosa, a 2015 School of Journalism and Mass Communications public relations major, has found his voice as an entertainment staff writer for Glamour.

Professor Profile: Keith Kenney

Professor Profile: Keith Kenney

His office is filled with African art pieces and books on photography, philosophy and research methodology. His life is filled with a passion for the ever-evolving field of photojournalism, both in the classroom and in his travels.

PR Prose: We should all be students of Socrates

PR Prose: We should all be students of Socrates

Dr. Shannon Bowen writes: Reminiscent of the film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (a comparison that would be lost on most of these young students), I invariably get the question: "What does Socrates have to do with PR?" My answer begins with one word: Everything.

Creative minds/mentors needed for CreateAthon@USC

Creative minds/mentors needed for CreateAthon@USC

Do you have 24 hours to give back for a great cause? CreateAthon@USC 2016 is looking for communication professionals to mentor students for our 4th annual pro bono creative marathon.

The journalism school welcomes new faculty

The journalism school welcomes new faculty

New faces abound in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Five new faculty members have joined the ranks of USC's celebrated staff. Experienced both inside the classroom and in the field, their breadth of specialties ranges from media law to public relations to news reporting.

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