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College of Information and Communications

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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Picture perfect: Kelly Davis and her PR family

The relationships that Kelly Davis built through the Public Relations Society of America inspired her to become the faculty advisor for the university’s student branch of the organization. Today, she works one-on-one with students to shape them into communications professionals.

Journalist Manie Robinson joins UofSC as sports media instructor

In 14 years as a journalist, Manie Robinson has racked up more than a dozen SCPA awards and was even named National Sports Media Association’s 2018 South Carolina Sportswriter of the Year. Now, he’s taking his talents to the classroom as the J-school’s first-ever sports media instructor.

Cultivating legal minds

Eric Robinson isn’t just a lawyer. He’s also been a client, worked at a newspaper and reported for a magazine. And now he’s passing his knowledge on to students so they can keep themselves and the companies they work for out of trouble.

Capturing the ‘weight of the profession’

It sometimes can be difficult to explain the exhilarating, frustrating, exhausting experience of Senior Semester. Instructor Carolyn Click reflects on this storied program through black-and-white images made by Hayden Blakeney during the fall semester.

New graduate follows her path to broadcast journalism

Dara Khaalid earned her degree from the University of South Carolina this month, ready to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. It’s a path she started on years earlier — when she was a fifth-grader.

Garnet Apple: Laura Smith

Students who successfully complete Laura Smith’s “Power Producing” course often find themselves in high demand when they’re ready to graduate. That’s because, under Smith’s tutelage, they’ve learned the fundamental skills of TV news producing and hone them further in their final capstone semester.

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