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Brook's life in journalism: Front page to back page

Brook's life in journalism: Front page to back page

Nina Brook has done it all in the world of journalism. She has worked for traditional news outlets, taught journalism at the high school level, and now is an instructor in the J-school. Despite changes in the industry, she still encourages students and her own kids to enter the field.

Testimonial of a CreateAthon@USC volunteer

Testimonial of a CreateAthon@USC volunteer

Students, mentors and professors alike joined together on November 2 to produce complete advertising campaigns for nine nonprofits in the Columbia area. Abe Danaher, a volunteer at the 24 hour CreateAthon affair, tells his story of how the night went.

A killer career

A killer career

J-school alumnus James Jude Courtney stars alongside actress Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween, a sequel to the same-named 1978 slasher film. But you won’t recognize his face. That’s because he plays Michael Myers, the masked murderer who’s inspired nightmares — and Halloween costumes — for the past 40 years.

A 'knack' for production

A 'knack' for production

She may have started out as a pharmacy major, but it didn’t take long for Jessie Knaak to figure out that broadcast journalism was her real calling. Now, she’s racking up Emmy Awards as a producer in the NFL.

To ESPN, and beyond

To ESPN, and beyond

With hard work and a lucky break, current USC school of journalism student Alyssa Butterson now finds herself on the sideline of Monday Night Football games providing coverage for ESPN.

SJMC honors accomplishments of alumni

SJMC honors accomplishments of alumni

From Hootie and the Blowfish to Glamour magazine, this year’s Alumni Award winners have done big things since graduating from the J-school. See photos and videos from the awards ceremony here.

Brick by brick

Brick by brick

Alumnus David Robinson and his 15-year-old son used more than 5,000 Legos to construct the field, stands, ramps, press box, coaches' offices, scoreboard and the rest of Williams-Brice Stadium.

USC's associate director of visual branding finds purpose in going back to school

USC's associate director of visual branding finds purpose in going back to school

Despite working full time, Bob Wertz has been able to balance family time, teaching, being a student and multiple side projects involving his love of typeface, design and writing.

Landess looks to grow the Student Advertising Federation

Landess looks to grow the Student Advertising Federation

Jack Landess knows the difference that SAF can make on each of its new members for one simple reason: he was there before.

Research Roundtable discusses corporate social responsibility and advocacy

Research Roundtable discusses corporate social responsibility and advocacy

Dr. Denise Bortree discussed corporate social responsibility and corporate advocacy as they relate to sustainability and nonprofit communication at the J-school's monthly Research Roundtable.

Former USC tennis player continues education through accelerated program

Former USC tennis player continues education through accelerated program

Hadley Berg earned an undergraduate degree in May 2018. But before her graduation date had even arrived, she had already begun working towards her Master of Mass Communication degree through the J-school's accelerated program.

Alumna Eva Pilgrim to anchor Good Morning America Weekend Edition

Alumna Eva Pilgrim to anchor Good Morning America Weekend Edition

ABC News has just announced that Eva Pilgrim will be an anchor for their Good Morning America weekend show. Pilgrim is a graduate of the journalism school and a past recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Grigg receives PR News award for leadership of The Carolina Agency

Grigg receives PR News award for leadership of The Carolina Agency

Ernie Grigg, an instructor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the faculty advisor of The Carolina Agency, was selected as PR News' 2018 Platinum PR Winner for Educator of the Year at their Platinum PR Awards luncheon on September 21.

Souza gives emotional recollection of history at Buchheit Lecture

Souza gives emotional recollection of history at Buchheit Lecture

There were tears. There was laughter. And there were many rounds of applause. At the Buchheit Family Lecture, Pete Souza and his audience became bound by emotion as they experienced history through his lens.

PR Prose: Those who stand for truth stand alone - Part 2

PR Prose: Those who stand for truth stand alone - Part 2

In this month's article, Dr. Bowen completes the guide for navigating conflicts of interest and competing obligations.

Pierrotti inspires students during week-long visit

Pierrotti inspires students during week-long visit

As award-winning investigative journalist and USC alumnus Andy Pierrotti turns and faces the students in the J-school's senior capstone class, the room gets quiet. Their attention seems to hang entirely on his upcoming words. This is Thursday, four days into Pierrotti’s week-long professional-in-residence stay at the school.

Pete Souza to present eyewitness account of history at Buchheit Family Lecture

Pete Souza to present eyewitness account of history at Buchheit Family Lecture

Pete Souza, the former official White House photographer for Presidents Obama and Reagan and award-winning freelance photographer, will deliver the Buchheit Family Lecture on September 26 at 7 p.m.

Alumna continues to make a difference in Columbia

Alumna continues to make a difference in Columbia

After graduation, Merritt McNeely used her PR education promoting some of the city's most significant projects. But now these skills are being employed for clients of a boutique integrated communications firm.

PR Prose: Those who stand for truth often stand alone

PR Prose: Those who stand for truth often stand alone

In her latest article for PR Week, Dr. Shannon Bowen provides a guide for navigating conflicts of interest and competing obligations.

No crisis: Instructor feeds on same teaching energy — in the classroom and online

No crisis: Instructor feeds on same teaching energy — in the classroom and online

Senior Instructor Lisa Sisk's innovative teaching in her public relations classes has earned accolades from students and a Garnet Apple Award from USC's Center for Teaching Excellence.

USC student hones skills at The Island Packet

USC student hones skills at The Island Packet

T. Michael Boddie, a multimedia journalism student at the University of South Carolina, spent his summer as an SCPA Foundation Intern with The Island Packet in Hilton Head Island.

A legacy of learning

A legacy of learning

Zoe Caulder Hartley graduated with a B.A. in advertising in 1998. Hartley died in 2016, but her devotion to her alma mater didn't end there. Last year, her parents, Stanley Caulder and Zoe Josephson, and brother, Mark Caulder, established an endowed scholarship in her memory. Read more about Zoe, her family and their commitment to the University of South Carolina.

Exploring the world, expanding a major

Exploring the world, expanding a major

Capturing photographs in faraway lands and leading study abroad students around the globe are just part of the job for associate professor Van Kornegay. Read more in this August Faculty Focus.

SEC Network adds South Carolina alum Alyssa Lang

SEC Network adds South Carolina alum Alyssa Lang

SEC Network has hired Alyssa Lang (SJMC '15) as a host and anchor for its studio show programming. Lang joins the network as the new host of SEC Featured on Monday nights, and will have a supporting role in SEC Network's hit studio show, Thinking Out Loud.

USC announces the hire of Michelle LaRoche

USC announces the hire of Michelle LaRoche

Michelle LaRoche, a journalist with more than two decades of experience at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, will join the USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications in August as its first Baldwin Business and Financial Chair in Journalism.

 

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