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The underrated value of disagreement

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.

Journalism school wins Historic Columbia award

Journalism school wins Historic Columbia award

The Kennedy Greenhouse Studio at the School of Journalism has won the award for New Construction in Historic Context from the Historic Columbia Foundation.

The magical, mysterious, maddening world of Senior Semester

The magical, mysterious, maddening world of Senior Semester

At the midpoint of Senior Semester of Spring 2017, Kyle Vuille stood in the middle of the newsroom amid the cheerful chaos of constantly moving broadcast and multimedia colleagues and wondered aloud, “So this is what it is all about?”

Student joins Carolina Agency client on video shoot in Louisiana

Student joins Carolina Agency client on video shoot in Louisiana

Daniel Collins, a junior advertising major and account executive on the team working with The General's Hot Sauce, traveled to Louisiana to experience a real shoot in the filming of a video for the company.

PR Prose: How we can end the era of CEO hubris

PR Prose: How we can end the era of CEO hubris

United Airlines' Oscar Munoz and Snap's Evan Spiegel are two examples of CEOs not learning a lesson from the ancient Greeks.

Alumni Spotlight: Marty Young

Alumni Spotlight: Marty Young

For alumnus Marty Young, fun is just part of the job. Whether he’s interviewing celebrities, cracking jokes or winning broadcast awards, Young finds ways to incorporate his J-school education into nearly everything he does.

J-school offers new accelerated master's program for undergraduates

J-school offers new accelerated master's program for undergraduates

Saving time and money. Getting equipped. That's what students who enter the school's new Accelerated Master of Mass Communication program will be doing.

Student Advertising Federation announces ad contest winners

Student Advertising Federation announces ad contest winners

The student chapter of advertising's professional organization honored the winners of its annual competition. In addition to fame and glory, students won more than $1,200 in prize money for persuasive and well-researched print and digital advertising.

SCPA Foundation names Mundy Scholar and two interns from USC

SCPA Foundation names Mundy Scholar and two interns from USC

The South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) Foundation has chosen the 2017 Mundy Scholar and two of it's three summer interns from the USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Journalism school honors outstanding students

Journalism school honors outstanding students

Scholarship. Leadership. Creativity. Students were recognized for this, and more, at a reception in their honor. Meet the outstanding students and view photo galleries.

 

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