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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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The other threads: Public relations graduate paves path to accessibility

Ask anyone who knows Sarah Massengale to describe her in a word and they might say she’s brazen. Or fearless. Or even stubborn. What they won’t tell you — at least not at first — is that she’s blind. The public relations major is applying her communications knowledge and personal experience by helping the university with its widescale effort to address its digital accessibility.

In memoriam: Dr. Ron Farrar

Ron Farrar, faculty member, long-time associate dean for graduate studies and interim dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications died on May 18. We’ve collected tributes and memories from former colleagues and alumni.

The master of the ‘thinking person’s game’

Doug Fisher worked hard and took every opportunity he could in life. Now, he hopes his students do the same.

Victoria Canada named Public Relations Student of the Year

The South Carolina Public Relations Society of America recognized a recent graduate as the most outstanding public relations student in the Palmetto state.

CIC honors stand-out faculty and staff

Outstanding faculty and staff in the College of Information and Communications were surprised in a special online awards ceremony on April 30.

SJMC honors outstanding graduate students

In virtual ceremonies, faculty in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications honored three graduate students for exceptional achievement in academics, leadership, teaching and research.

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