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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.


In memoriam: Jarvis "Jay" Latham

Jay Latham trained journalists for 25 years as a member of the broadcast faculty of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

CreateAthon@UofSC announces 2021 nonprofits

Six deserving nonprofits and about 100 students are gearing up for the eighth annual CreateAthon@UofSC, a 24-hour event where Gamecocks donate their time and talent to help deserving nonprofits.

A promising future

Advertising alumnus Johnathon Fuerte's future looks bright. Fuerte, who graduated in May, was named one of the American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Multicultural Students for 2021.

Tori Richman scores big at the Super Bowl

Nearly 6 million Americans gathered to watch the 2021 Super Bowl as Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought home the title. But as most people watched from their TVs, SJMC alumna Tori Richman watched through her camera lens on the sideline.

Her Adidas: Global marketing executive Vicky Free talks diversity, equity, inclusion

Broadcast journalism alumna Vicky Free was named vice president for global marketing at Adidas in 2020. Free focuses on marketing strategies, but the ethos of diversity, equity and inclusion informs her thinking every step of the way.

In memoriam: David Weintraub

Former School of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty member David Weintraub died Aug. 25, 2021.

How public health partnerships are encouraging COVID-19 vaccination

The SJMC’s Brooke McKeever and other researchers explain how they’re teaming up with nonprofits and other organizations to encourage more people to get these potentially lifesaving shots.

Student Spotlight: Alli McCraw

Senior Alli McCraw is building her resume one internship at a time. And in the process, she’s learning skills that will help her hit the ground running when she graduates.

Visual communications students recognized by international organization

School of Journalism and Mass Communications visual communications students will be honored for excellence in design at the 2021 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication virtual conference on Aug. 4.

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