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InterCom is the alumni magazine of the College of Information and Communications. A twice-yearly report on the state of the college, it comes through the eyes and words of a cohort of students in the Publication Writing and Design class. The magazine provides the students' perspective on who we are and what we do. 

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Spring/Summer 2023

This issue of InterCom features updates on new technology, new programs, new leadership and most importantly, news of our alumni making news all around the globe.

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Spring/Fall 2022

This two-semester issue tells the story of the college's red letter days, of alumni and students doing remarkable things on campus, in careers and in companionship.

Summer 2021

From research rabbit holes to super bowl to retirements, this second pandemic issue of InterCom takes you outside to the city that never sleeps, to the classroom and to the information highway.


Winter 2020

Like our classes, InterCom has gone almost entirely online during the COVID-19 era. But the challenges presented by a global pandemic haven’t diminished the quality of our student work. Our staff worked tirelessly to bring readers compelling stories about the college and its people. 


Spring/Summer 2020

Stories in our spring/summer 2020 issue include a recap of our faculty trip to Silicon Valley, a look inside our new Biometrics and User Experience Lab and profiles of alumni who are making a difference in their communities.


Fall 2019

Recent SJMC alumna Bobbie Brinkley is making it in Manhattan at Simon & Schuster, and SLIS assistant professor Amir Karami is exploring what social media can reveal about human behavior. Read the fall 2019 issue to see what else is happening at the CIC.


Spring 2019

Meet our alumnus who is Charleston's first poet laureate and tasked with helping the healing process after the massacre at Mother Emmanuel church. Also in this issue, read about our new diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. 


Fall 2018

Change is on the horizon at the College of Information and Communications. Read about our new faculty, cutting-edge technology and transformative study abroad opportunities.


Spring 2018

Much like the information and communications landscapes, the college is evolving at lightning speed. See what’s new — from our initiative to support literacy through the Library Scholar program to our growing emphasis on emerging technologies — and find out what’s just around the corner.

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Fall 2017

From the new dean to the new Cocky statue outside Davis College, the College of Information and Communications continues to forge ahead. This issue dives into what’s new — and what’s on the horizon — at the CIC.

InterCom Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Adapting to meet the needs of an ever-evolving industry is something at which the college’s two schools excel. This issue explores change – from our dean, to our facilities, to the skills we teach to students entering the workforce – and how that change fosters growth.

InterCom Fall 2016

Fall 2016

From innovative art in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications to a bold new vision for the School of Information Science, this issue explores how the past is shaping the College of Information and Communications’ future.  


Spring 2016

Spring is a season for new beginnings, and the College of Information and Communications is no exception. Learn more about our two new school directors, Dr. David Lankes and Dr. Andrea Tanner. Plus, see what’s new from Young Palmetto Books for the young readers in your life, and find out how two retiring professors plan to turn over a new leaf.


Fall 2015

From the front cover — a window on the new journalism school — to the back — twoguys, two guitars and a couple thousand friends at dedication — we hope you like the new view. 


Spring 2015

Moving. That's one of the themes of the this issue. Forward in technology. Up to the Horseshoe.  Down a road less traveled. And we write of change. A new name. A new location. A new decade. This issue is full of success stories - those of our alumni, our faculty and our students. Check it out.

InterCom Fall 2014

Fall 2014

Read about the metamorphosis taking place in the building which will soon be the home of the journalism school, as well as the restoration work on Davis College for our library school. But there is a lot more in this issue than just articles on bricks and mortar. See for yourself.


Spring 2014

Highlights of this issue include student and faculty outreach programs from South Carolina to Africa; success in the classroom and in the sand; alumni waging campaigns, having baby showers and eating a breakfast of champions; securing diversity, a road less traveled and international focus.


Fall 2013

Harvesting a communications degree? Yes, Rose Robson is. And other feature stories — Dr. Pat Feehan, the bow tie wearing Jay Bender, and life as a student athlete — will really grab your attention. "Ties that Bind" explores several of our family "legacies," while Dick Kawooya explores intellectual property and its role on interactions and exchanges in Africa.


Spring 2013

This issue answers a lot of important questions: What is inside the famous bird suit? Why is Erik Collins Unbuttoned? What graphic novel is getting a lot of attention?  Where are they now? Who is the newest publisher to enter the fray?


Fall 2012

We hope these headlines intrigue you: I.T. Heroes to the rescue. Man on Fire. The future of the past. Davis College cools down. SJMC + DNC = Success. And the award goes to. Finding fun under the gun. Newlan revs up resumes.


Spring 2012

Highlights include the business journalism initiative, redefining libraries and invigorating brands. Also read about the Cocky's Reading Express bus, and meet the 2012 American Advertising Federation's most prominent minority student award winner.


Fall 2011

Who's Dr. Michelle Martin? Learn more about this Augusta Baker Chair here. Other stories include I-Comm week, Info Camp and one alumna's trip around the world.


Spring 2011

Meet the first graduates of the mass communications concentration, as well as the 2011 Magellan Scholars. Learn how information can build communities, and how public relations alumnus Brian Keeter is bringing freedom to formerly repressed countries.


Fall 2010

Learn why Nicholas Meriwether is called King of the Deadheads. Other headlines include the Reading Rooster initiative, the life of Robert D. Raiford, Dean Bierbauer's trip to Europe and Mentor Match night. 


Spring 2010

Want to hear a secret? Rita Crosby knows a few. Also in this issue: Guybrarians, Fort Knox creator Paul Jon, alumni working in government, technolust and the Social Media Club.


Fall 2009

See how the college celebrates scholarships. Here are some other interesting stories: Viscom professor covers the world; when journalism meets fitness; alumnus' reflections on trip to Africa.


Spring 2009

Things get "cocky" as students premiere a video about their week-long Cocky's Readying Express tour. Other features in this issue: Health communication certificate program; Rick Kiernan gives valuable advice to students; Beta Phi Mu inductees; Taylor-Tomlin award.


Summer 2008

Meet the new director, Dr. Carol Pardun. Here are some other highlights: LISSA becomes ALA chapter of the year; combating domestic violence; from SJMC alumnus to gladiator; on-air advocacy; Terry Dixon's lessons through the eyes of a 5-year-old. 

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