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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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Leaving a Leagacy

Leaving a Leagacy

One has handed out his final "I survived Jay Bender’s Media Law class.” coffee mugs. The other is already on a golf course somewhere. Both Bender and Tom Klipstine have retired from the faculty of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Off to Oman

Off to Oman

Fourteen USC students and two faculty are in Oman during Maymester on the Media and the Mideast course. USC has a large number of Omanis as part of its international student body, but this is the first study abroad group to ever go to Oman from USC.

Free to Be

Free to Be

Vicky Free's office at BET Networks offers an enviable view of Midtown Manhattan, but the Spartanburg native and 1992 journalism graduate didn't come to New York to enjoy the view. As the international media company's executive vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer, she's there to do business and get things done.

Alumnus named dean at University of Oregon

Alumnus named dean at University of Oregon

Juan-Carlos Molleda is among an increasing number of SJMC graduates who have landed significant administrative roles at leading universities across the United States.

Symposium honors doctoral research and teaching

Symposium honors doctoral research and teaching

Jane O'Boyle and Mark Tatge were honored for research and teaching during the annual School of Journalism and Mass Communications doctoral symposium.

PR Prose: Cleopatra: The queen of public relations?

PR Prose: Cleopatra: The queen of public relations?

What comes to mind when you think of her? Beautiful seductress? Maybe. What about public diplomat, researcher, trail-blazing feminist, and public relations pioneer? Also true.

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