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Prescription for success

Prescription for success

Dr. Feili Tu-Keefner is addressing the increasing need for health and science information with a new textbook. To prepare students, she has collaborated with a colleague to publish a textbook for library and information science courses.

Learning about the Affordable Care Act

Learning about the Affordable Care Act

Dr. Andrea Tanner is leading the University of South Carolina’s research into what people know, think they know and need to know about the new health care law.

When media matters

When media matters

When students signed up for a two-week trip to Africa, they thought they’d be roughing it without hairdryers and Facebook. What they got was a journey to the part of journalism that changes lives.

Doctoral student gives prestigious Ignite talk

Doctoral student gives prestigious Ignite talk

The Museum Computer Network Conference showcases a series of rapid-fire, five-minute talks from some of the most provocative thinkers in the museum field. And Porchia Moore, one of the eight speakers chosen, is from the School of Library and Information Science.

Former professor’s book explains strategy behind burning of Columbia

Former professor’s book explains strategy behind burning of Columbia

A WIS TV interview with retired journalism professor Patricia McNeely whose new book, Sherman's Flame and Blame Campaign, explains a Sherman strategy that she says previous historians overlooked.

ESPN's Justin Connolly discusses the rise of conference networks

ESPN's Justin Connolly discusses the rise of conference networks

Football in the South is a pretty big deal. It is a religion, and the Southeastern Conference is its denomination. ESPN executive Justin Connolly discusses the rise of the SEC network in the Buchheit Lecture.

Student-produced magazine wins industry awards

Student-produced magazine wins industry awards

Gold. What everyone wants to win. And students won six of them for work on InterCom, the college alumni magazine.

Broadcast journalism students sweep top reporting spots in RTDNA-C competition

Broadcast journalism students sweep top reporting spots in RTDNA-C competition

Three students win top honors for news stories produced as part of their senior semester CarolinaNews course.

What's wrong with PR education? Students speak out

What's wrong with PR education? Students speak out

In her PRWeek column, USC's Dr. Shannon Bowen says schools must change the core competencies within the PR major to meet the challenges of this dynamic field.

Community Builder: MLIS student using books to help the homeless

Community Builder: MLIS student using books to help the homeless

Tamara King is proving there's power in the words we speak and read. She's using literacy to reach out to families dealing with homelessness and it has made a huge difference.

Students named to American Advertising Federation's list of top 50 in the nation

Students named to American Advertising Federation's list of top 50 in the nation

Add Alexis Mood and Liana Miller to the list of USC students selected for a national honor: Both were named Most Promising Multicultural Students by the AAF - two of the 50 chosen nationwide.

Multimedia journalism students produce voter package for The State newspaper

Multimedia journalism students produce voter package for The State newspaper

Students developed a complete package of stories and multimedia elements addressing election issues, including Lexington County's proposed penny tax increase, roads, agriculture and traffic signals.

School of Journalism honors accomplished alumni

School of Journalism honors accomplished alumni

They hold a variety of jobs: director, coach, reporter, ad man and marketing executive. But they have at least one thing in common - a degree from the J-school.

Gavigan receives distinguished service award

Gavigan receives distinguished service award

Now in South Carolina, Library and Information Science Associate Professor Karen Gavigan is honored for her contributions in North Carolina.

From the Palmetto State to the Twin Cities

From the Palmetto State to the Twin Cities

Alumnus Sid Bedingfield (Ph.D. 2014, M.A. 2010) heads north to pursue an academic career that began in Gamecock Country.

Graduate students meet mass communication research pioneer

Graduate students meet mass communication research pioneer

To mass communications graduate students, Dr. Donald Shaw is as famous as a rock star. So it was thrilling to spend an afternoon with this pioneer in mass communications research.

Student curators celebrate the freedom to read with

Student curators celebrate the freedom to read with "Scandal in the Stacks" exhibit

The "Scandal in the Stacks" display at Thomas Cooper Library could easily have been called, "I didn't know that book was banned!"

Students get real-world exposure to academic interests through summer internships

Students get real-world exposure to academic interests through summer internships

This summer, students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications interned at companies nationwide, gaining out-of-classroom experiences crucial to their future success in the industry.

MLIS students earn while they learn

MLIS students earn while they learn

Sarah Funk and Charlsye Preston-Briegel have perfected what could be called the Aerial Map Boogie - digitizing aerial photography and learning archiving skills. But, they also get paid to do it.

Literacy leaders honored

Literacy leaders honored

The School of Library and Information Science recognized individuals, programs and organizations that have had a statewide impact on improving literacy in South Carolina.

Cocky's Reading Express celebrates 10 years of working to improve literacy in the state

Cocky's Reading Express celebrates 10 years of working to improve literacy in the state

Why spend your free time traveling across the state to read to kids? Because everyone loves Cocky, and it's part of our larger mission to improve literacy in South Carolina. (And it's a ton of fun.)

Nonprofits selected to receive free marketing communications help through CreateAthon

Nonprofits selected to receive free marketing communications help through CreateAthon

Talented Gamecocks prep for a good night's work benefitting eight nonprofits and thousands of South Carolinians.

Doctoral students win three top paper awards

Doctoral students win three top paper awards

Building community, dodging debate and dealing facts, and truth and justice were themes of three top paper awards for mass communication doctoral students.

Diving into integrated communications

Diving into integrated communications

Kirstie Russell jumped right into her studies in integrated communications. Munich. Berlin. The pool. And soon, she'll be climbing out into an exciting career.

Men's basketball participates in Cocky's Reading Express

Men's basketball participates in Cocky's Reading Express

Cocky brought some extra special readers to the library. Not only did they hand out 160 books, they also handed out vouchers to games.

This is Sports Center?  Ranta spends summer vacation at ESPN

This is Sports Center? Ranta spends summer vacation at ESPN

Jeff Ranta shares his two-week fellowship experience as a member of ESPN's communication department.

A road less traveled: Journalism students use Magellan funds to conduct research

A road less traveled: Journalism students use Magellan funds to conduct research

Few students use the words "research" and "adventure of a lifetime" in the same sentence. However, for three outstanding students, it's a perfectly natural combination.

Questions and why we ask them

Questions and why we ask them

"I keep six honest serving-men, (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who." That's how Rudyard Kipling describes it. Get Dean Charles Bierbauer's modern-day translation.

Journalism still a viable career choice

Journalism still a viable career choice

Journalism school alumnus Jon Turner wrote a letter to the editor of The Daily Gamecock, USC's student newspaper. Turner described his five years of newsroom experience and his reasons for leaving. His prerogative. But he also summons all journalism students to join him in abandoning ship...

US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission

US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission

The US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission asked me, in part, to reflect on my time as a foreign correspondent here in Russia, then the Soviet Union, and how we -- our two countries and our journalists -- perceived the relationship.

Wonks, whistleblowers and watchdogs

Wonks, whistleblowers and watchdogs

Now that we've had some time to think about it, reaction to the U.S. government's role in monitoring and collecting our phone and online behavior seems to collect in two boxes. There's outrage: How dare they! And indifference: Whatever. Until we fully know what was done to whom and to what end, vigorous defense seems muted.

Words for the world

Words for the world

Laura Griner's never been to Afghanistan. She doesn't speak Dari or Pashto, but the University of South Carolina graduate hopes to bring a little peace to the country, one children's book at a time.

Students and community servants honored at annual event

Students and community servants honored at annual event

Leadership is what the School of Library and Information Science is all about, and the school has been recognizing leaders for 29 years. From awards to a powerful lecture by Pamela Wright, everybody left the Deans' and Director's Lecture as winners, empowered to take charge in their careers.

International exposure refocuses information studies student

International exposure refocuses information studies student

Doctoral student Sara Chizari loves information science, but living in Iran hindered her from furthering her research. So she is now attending the School of Library and Information Science with a SPARC fellowship grant, giving her the intellectual freedom she needs.

PR alum opens the door for others

PR alum opens the door for others

USC alumnus Stephen Brown is the managing director of the Atlanta office of Cohn & Wolf, a leading global communications agency. His client list includes consumer brands and retail, technology and health care companies. It's a full plate, but the 1995 graduate learned plenty about juggling at Carolina.

Reading Rooster encourages literacy

Reading Rooster encourages literacy

Helen Fellers, also known as the "Reading Rooster," was honored with a Literacy Leaders Award from the School of Library and Information Science for a storied career that started as a library Bookmobile driver in the 1950s.