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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.


Journalism alumnus is the new president of the Alumni Association's Board of Governors

Robin Roberts, ’76, a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus award and founding member of the college's Dean’s Leadership Council, will serve a two-year term and preside over the 19 -member board.

UofSC alumnus’ company makes millions of face shields for health care workers

ZVerse, a Columbia company founded by 2004 advertising alumnus John Carrington, has become an important player in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19.

School of Journalism and Mass Communications statement on diversity, equity and inclusion

The legacy of white supremacy has damaged the lives of many, especially our black students, who may have feared speaking their truth. We support all of you who find yourselves in the middle of conflicts over justice and equality.

A few tidbits of advice for new graduates

SJMC adjunct instructor and 1983 alumna Reba Campbell offers advice and inspiration for graduates challenged with navigating the job market in the post-COVID-19 era.

Breakthrough Star: Kevin Hull

As an ex-sportscaster, assistant professor Kevin Hull brings personal insight to study his former industry. His groundbreaking research and scholarly excellence have earned him a 2020 University of South Carolina Breakthrough Star award.

How citizen journalists, cell phones and technology shape coverage of police shootings

Doctoral student Denetra Walker has studied the experiences of journalists who’ve covered some of the most publicized police shootings in recent history. She shares what she’s learned about technology as a catalyst and how it may influence journalism education moving forward.

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