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PR Prose: Teaching ethics is crucial to teaching PR leadership

PR Prose: Teaching ethics is crucial to teaching PR leadership

Leadership and ethics are forever intertwined, inseparable from one another.

Contemporary art for the journalism school

Contemporary art for the journalism school

Custom 3D art pieces were created for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications building. But they are more than just items hanging on a wall. 20th and 21st century technology with a modern design combine to represent the evolution of communication.

Civil rights documentarian keynotes symposium and public events

Civil rights documentarian keynotes symposium and public events

Stanley Nelson is the keynote speaker for the Media and Civil Rights History Symposium at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and will present at three events which are open to the public.

NY Times columnist to discuss Trump's ascension to the presidency

NY Times columnist to discuss Trump's ascension to the presidency

Pulitzer Prize-winner David Leonhardt will deliver the Baldwin Lecture. Titled, "The Great Stagnation: How "It Created President Trump," the lecture is free and open to the public.

Students win advertising awards, including best of show and four golds

Students win advertising awards, including best of show and four golds

Students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications garnered a Best of Show, four Gold Awards and five Silver Awards at the AAF of the Midlands American Advertising Awards gala.

Scholastic media organizations inspire and develop future college multimedia students

Scholastic media organizations inspire and develop future college multimedia students

On March 3, as many USC students are leaving Columbia for spring break, another, slightly younger, group gathers. Meet some of our current students and alumni who, at one time, were also members of this "younger" group of visitors.

Public relations majors earn national recognition

Public relations majors earn national recognition

School of Journalism and Mass Communications alumna Chardonnay Ismail and senior Alexis Monroe were recognized by the American Advertising Federation as two of the nation's Most Promising Multicultural Students.

The Carolina Agency wins coveted Donate Life trophy

The Carolina Agency wins coveted Donate Life trophy

The campaign by this student run agency helped USC beat Clemson for the third year in a row by registering the most organ donors during the schools' annual blood drive.

Fake news is a real dilemma for the law

Fake news is a real dilemma for the law

Dr. Eric Robinson gives his legal perspective on "fake news." Can it be barred from publication? What can be done after it's published?

Fieldwork: Alum captures the Falcons in action

Fieldwork: Alum captures the Falcons in action

Kara Durrette, ’10 journalism, showcases the Atlanta Falcons and uses all aspects of her Carolina education as the team’s digital media producer.

Students participate in Facebook Live Town Hall with WIS TV

Students participate in Facebook Live Town Hall with WIS TV

Millennials and politics - what's their take on the recent election? Fake news? The immigration order? The challenges facing the nation? WIS TV wanted to know.

College hosts conversation on fake news during Leadership Week

College hosts conversation on fake news during Leadership Week

Fake news. It's the new buzzword and the hot topic at an information session hosted by the college as part of USC's Leadership Week

Ad class chooses top spot in Super Bowl

Ad class chooses top spot in Super Bowl

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton wasn't on the field for Sunday's Super Bowl, but the ad he starred in for Buick was chosen as the winner of the Cocky's Super Ad Poll.

PR Prose: PR decisions require more than gut instincts

PR Prose: PR decisions require more than gut instincts

When you face a decision with ethical implications, do you go with your gut? If so, there's a more reliable alternative.

MMC alumna wins top prize in ChooseATL Ultimate Job Interview Contest

MMC alumna wins top prize in ChooseATL Ultimate Job Interview Contest

After a rigorous social media campaign, interview, trip to Atlanta and televised competition, a School of Journalism and Mass Communications graduate won a $10,000 cash prize and the opportunity to interview with some of Atlanta’s biggest companies. 

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.

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.

 

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