Turn on any major network news channel and you'll see our graduates at work. ESPN, CNN, FOX, NBC, BET, CBS, ABC — it's an alphabet soup that spells out success. Flip on the television in New York, Philadelphia, Hong Kong, Charlotte, Atlanta, Amsterdam, Denver, Tampa and other major cities — we're there, too. You'll also be part of a powerful network that includes colleagues at National Geographic, the Harlem Globetrotters, NFL films and almost every television station in the Southeast. Here are just a few of our alumni making their mark in the field.
Eva Pilgrim, '04
Correspondent, Weekend Co-Anchor, ABC News
Kenneth Moton, '04
National Correspondent, ABC News
Ainsley Earhardt, '99
Co-host, FOX and Friends
Rosalyn Durant, '99
Senior VP of Operations, Walt Disney World
Andy Pierrotti, '03
Investigative Reporter, 11Alive, WXIA Atlanta
Emily Keown, '10
Writer/Producer, Good Morning America
As a student, you'll learn to report and narrate stories, shoot and produce video and practice play-by-play and public speaking. While you're still in school, you'll get to work at big news events as part of your class schedule, like the students who got a front-row seat to history during the presidential primary campaigns. Learn more about the classes you will take as a broadcast journalism student in the academic bulletin. But here are some which may be of particular interest to you.
Carolina Insider is a news “cut-in” created by SJMC students learning the craft of producing. Airing twice a week, these short newscasts feature the work of students in Intermediate Reporting and Power Producing.
Learning from the Pros
We launched a new sports media concentration in 2020, and courses are taught by seasoned sports media professionals.
Stories of Our State
The best student work from the Advanced Multimedia Storytelling class. Each project includes at least three components, including video, interactive maps, graphics, timelines and/or written stories.
As a senior, you'll cap off your school career on the team that produces a daily live television newscast airing on campus and local cable stations. You can stream the broadcasts from our Livestream channel. And you can see their work on the Carolina News and Reporter website. Check out the packages these students created in senior semester and see where they are working now as new graduates.
Ward Jolles, Reporter, WKOW, Madison, WI
Five Points takes a hit
Rebecca Fair, Reporter, WSOC Charlotte, NC
Ross Mashburn, Producer/WACH, Columbia, SC
Snow in Columbia
In the News
We don't just report the news — our students, alumni and faculty also make the news. Here are some of their recent headlines.
Alyssa Lang is a rising star at ESPN
The State newspaper spotlights 2015 J-school alumna Alyssa Lang who is making a name for herself in sports broadcasting.
Broadcast senior wins first place in BEA hard news contest
Ward Jolles tied for first place in the Broadcast Education Association’s Faculty Festival of Media Arts in March.
Congress still shall make no law
J-school alumna Miranda Parnell experienced violence first hand while reporting for WIS News at a Black Lives Matter protest in Columbia
Want to see what it's like to work in the big leagues? We'll help you. We find you internships in major television markets, with professional sports teams or even in your hometown, if that's what you are dreaming of. And these are just some of the many opportunities for our students.
As a broadcast journalism student, you also have an opportunity to gain a solid foundation for graduate study. Further your writing and reporting skills and understanding of advanced communication techniques with graduate-level courses through our Accelerated Master of Mass Communication program. Select from strategic communications management or multimedia journalism and complete two degrees in as little as five years.
You’ll study with real pros like Rick Peterson, a TV veteran who still works for NBC News Channel on weekends and in his spare time, and Greg Brannon, an award-winning reporter, anchor, producer and recipient of a Southeast Regional Emmy Award who has more than 30 years of experience in local TV news and sports entertainment. Meet more of the journalism faculty»