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School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Today’s journalism is changing at lightning speed, and the same can be said for  advertising, public relations, visual communications and mass communications studies, in other words, all of the majors in our school. The spectrum of opportunities to tell stories with words, photos and video is exploding. Here you’ll explore online news media, digital publishing, social media, microtargeting and viral communication in our classes and in future careers.

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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.

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