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PR Prose: 8 tips for making moral judgments in public relations

PR Prose: 8 tips for making moral judgments in public relations

Next time some ethically undereducated soul says, "You're being judgmental," the appropriate response is, "Thanks, I work hard to be!"

Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Hoffman Brooks

Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Hoffman Brooks

From walking cats in New York to overseeing food photo shoots in Texas, there’s never a dull moment in Jamie Hoffman Brooks’ career. Read about how she uses her degrees from SJMC .

Think Twice UofSC

Think Twice UofSC

A team of public relations students has created a campaign to stop subtle acts of discrimination that often go unnoticed. The campaign hopes to counter extremist speech before it starts by asking students to pledge to think twice before they speak, act or post.

Four Gamecocks thrive in their experience between the hedges

Four Gamecocks thrive in their experience between the hedges

While the Gamecocks may have lost a tough football game against the Georgia Bulldogs, four students walked away with a big win — an amazing, immersive media experience covering the highly anticipated event.

Morrow Fellows attend SABEW Conference in NYC

Morrow Fellows attend SABEW Conference in NYC

Two J-school students reflect on their opportunity to attend a conference which is a high-powered gathering of New York business media who dig deeply into political and business issues of the day.

A leader among leaders for 50 years

A leader among leaders for 50 years

In this historical piece, Dr. Kenneth Campbell discusses the Columbia Urban League and its leadership in the fight for social and economic equality, justice, and human dignity for African Americans and marginalized communities in South Carolina.

Kennedy assassination documents spark memories

Kennedy assassination documents spark memories

Where were you when President Kennedy was shot? Senior Semester Instructor Carolyn Click wrote about her memories of the assassination in a 2013 piece for The State. Reflect with her in this anniversary month.

Ad Characters class dresses up for Halloween

Ad Characters class dresses up for Halloween

They have studied giggling doughboys. Talking Dogs. Dancing Raisins. But at their last class we found real-life Flos, Jake from State Farm and the Energizer Bunny. You can see them here.

SJMC honors alumni and faculty

SJMC honors alumni and faculty

From politics to athletics to marketing to creative, they have all been successful in their careers in journalism and communications. Seven honorees were feted at the J-schools' annual awards ceremony. Videos, photos and more.

PR Prose: The underrated value of disagreement

PR Prose: The underrated value of disagreement

Most ethical problems do not appear upfront. A warning sign indicating "ethical minefield ahead" rarely comes with the territory of what we are asked to do.

Truth Initiative lecturers to visit University of South Carolina

Truth Initiative lecturers to visit University of South Carolina

Representatives from Truth Initiative, America's largest anti-smoking nonprofit, will visit the University of South Carolina for a special guest lecture on Thursday, Oct. 12.

Charlottesville, the First Amendment and the Press

Charlottesville, the First Amendment and the Press

Dr. Eric Robinson discusses the march by white supremacists in Charlottesville last month and why they were allowed to hold their march and spread their message of hate.

Five SJMC students awarded prestigious media scholarships

Five SJMC students awarded prestigious media scholarships

Five students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications have been named Washington Media Fellows by the Washington Media Scholars Foundation. To have five winners selected for the honor is a notable achievement — only 23 summer fellowship recipients were chosen from a nationwide pool.

PR Prose: PR ethics questions about privacy and security policy

PR Prose: PR ethics questions about privacy and security policy

The digital world is fraught with ethical challenges and technological pitfalls.

Alumni Spotlight: Suzi Roberts

Alumni Spotlight: Suzi Roberts

Suzi Roberts is proof that an SJMC education can prepare graduates for just about anything. The 2016 public relations alumna will compete in the Miss America Pageant in mid-September.

School wins record number of awards for journalism and mass communications teaching and research

School wins record number of awards for journalism and mass communications teaching and research

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications garnered a total of 12 awards for faculty and graduate student presentations, more than it has ever earned before.

Donor spotlight: Art Liberman

Donor spotlight: Art Liberman

Art Liberman, '74, embarked on a fulfilling career in special education following his four years in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Even though he wasn't destined to become a "Mad Man," the advertising/public relations major never stopped using the skills he learned in the J-school.

Alumni Spotlight: Chaunté Turner

Alumni Spotlight: Chaunté Turner

Alumna Chaunte’ (McLean) Turner has helped cover some of the biggest stories in South Carolina. But before she was executive producer at WCSC in Charleston, Turner was a broadcast student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Read about how the lessons she learned at the CIC still resonate today.

Students honored at public relations award ceremony

Students honored at public relations award ceremony

The South Carolina Public Relations Society named a former student from The Carolina Agency its Student of the Year and awarded the student-run organization two prestigious Mercury Awards.

Graduate student honored with diversity award

Graduate student honored with diversity award

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Denetra Walker can now add an academic award to her resume. It's an accolade which will help enhance her career.

Visual Anthropology: The perfect combination

Visual Anthropology: The perfect combination

SJMC alumna Meg Gaillard has the dream job she never knew existed. It combines her undergraduate and graduate areas of study: visual communications and visual anthropology.

PR Prose: Strategy for strategic communications? Why it matters

PR Prose: Strategy for strategic communications? Why it matters

Redefining our role as a strategic management function is extremely important, yet we have to grapple not only with access to the top of our organizations (or those of clients) to engage in strategy, but with the ongoing debates in defining strategy itself.

Nachlinger's next step

Nachlinger's next step

When Harvie Nachlinger started teaching at the University of South Carolina he was new to the job, but he was no stranger to a newsroom. Over the last 14 years, Harvie was able to share his knowledge with hundreds of aspiring young journalists.

A social network

A social network

What is the University of South Carolina doing to keep up with the ever-changing world of social media? Internally, the SJMC incorporates social media into classes and externally alumna CJ Lake is the university's newest social media strategist.

Doctoral student chases passion in communications

Doctoral student chases passion in communications

Doctoral student Khadija Ejaz had to overcome family reservations, cultural differences and even her own background in hard sciences to prove that mass media was the right field for her. She’s overcoming all those obstacles.

 

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