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Q&A: Wall Street Journal reporter discusses how online shopping is changing communities

Q&A: Wall Street Journal reporter discusses how online shopping is changing communities

Valerie Bauerlein will explore how the acceleration in online shopping ripples out into the places we live in her talk, “Retail Meltdown: How Online Shopping is Changing our Communities.”

Janet and Tal: A tradition of giving

Janet and Tal: A tradition of giving

Janet Tarbox and her late husband, Tal LeGrand, have a long tradition of giving to the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The story of how two people who never attended the school became some of its most ardent supporters is one that spans two marriages, three deaths and more than 40 years.

Faculty Focus: Ken Campbell

Faculty Focus: Ken Campbell

Ken Campbell has made quite the impact in his 30 years with the J-school. In addition to his work to improve diversity within the media, he also heads up the school's newest major — mass communications.

Advertising class picks standout Super Bowl commercial

Advertising class picks standout Super Bowl commercial

The Eagles won the Super Bowl, but Tide won the Ad Poll. Humor caught the attention of the students who selected the 2018 Cocky Award winner.

First-year mass communications major nominated for Pushcart Prize

First-year mass communications major nominated for Pushcart Prize

When Mary-Bryant Charles' Facebook notification popped up that she had been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, her first reaction was a combination of a scream and a squeal. But few can say they've been nominated for a literary prize before the end of their first semester of college.

The Gullah Project: Protecting their land

The Gullah Project: Protecting their land

Since 2014, Denise McGill’s award-winning documentary short film, The Gullah Project, has been screened in festivals around the country. The project’s success is giving the School of Journalism and Mass Communications professor the creative push needed to turn the short film into a full-length documentary.

From the schoolhouse to the White House

From the schoolhouse to the White House

Josh Dawsey, a 2012 SJMC grad, is making a name for himself in the political realm. Dawsey started his career at The Wall Street Journal as a City Hall reporter, then got picked up by POLITICO to be a White House correspondent. Very recently, he was poached by The Washington Post.

PR Prose: The 3 types of liars — How to spot and deal with them before they ruin your team

PR Prose: The 3 types of liars — How to spot and deal with them before they ruin your team

Everyone's worked with them. Here's how to effectively and ethically deal with a liar in your organization.

Student-produced magazine wins industry awards

Student-produced magazine wins industry awards

InterCom magazine, the alumni and donor magazine for the College of Information and Communications, won four gold awards and three honorable mentions in the 2017 MarCom Awards for its two most recent issues.

PR Prose: 8 tips for making moral judgments in public relations

PR Prose: 8 tips for making moral judgments in public relations

Next time some ethically undereducated soul says, "You're being judgmental," the appropriate response is, "Thanks, I work hard to be!"

Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Hoffman Brooks

Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Hoffman Brooks

From walking cats in New York to overseeing food photo shoots in Texas, there’s never a dull moment in Jamie Hoffman Brooks’ career. Read about how she uses her degrees from SJMC .

Think Twice UofSC

Think Twice UofSC

A team of public relations students has created a campaign to stop subtle acts of discrimination that often go unnoticed. The campaign hopes to counter extremist speech before it starts by asking students to pledge to think twice before they speak, act or post.

Four Gamecocks thrive in their experience between the hedges

Four Gamecocks thrive in their experience between the hedges

While the Gamecocks may have lost a tough football game against the Georgia Bulldogs, four students walked away with a big win — an amazing, immersive media experience covering the highly anticipated event.

Morrow Fellows attend SABEW Conference in NYC

Morrow Fellows attend SABEW Conference in NYC

Two J-school students reflect on their opportunity to attend a conference which is a high-powered gathering of New York business media who dig deeply into political and business issues of the day.

A leader among leaders for 50 years

A leader among leaders for 50 years

In this historical piece, Dr. Kenneth Campbell discusses the Columbia Urban League and its leadership in the fight for social and economic equality, justice, and human dignity for African Americans and marginalized communities in South Carolina.

Kennedy assassination documents spark memories

Kennedy assassination documents spark memories

Where were you when President Kennedy was shot? Senior Semester Instructor Carolyn Click wrote about her memories of the assassination in a 2013 piece for The State. Reflect with her in this anniversary month.

Ad Characters class dresses up for Halloween

Ad Characters class dresses up for Halloween

They have studied giggling doughboys. Talking Dogs. Dancing Raisins. But at their last class we found real-life Flos, Jake from State Farm and the Energizer Bunny. You can see them here.

SJMC honors alumni and faculty

SJMC honors alumni and faculty

From politics to athletics to marketing to creative, they have all been successful in their careers in journalism and communications. Seven honorees were feted at the J-schools' annual awards ceremony. Videos, photos and more.

PR Prose: The underrated value of disagreement

PR Prose: The underrated value of disagreement

Most ethical problems do not appear upfront. A warning sign indicating "ethical minefield ahead" rarely comes with the territory of what we are asked to do.

Truth Initiative lecturers to visit University of South Carolina

Truth Initiative lecturers to visit University of South Carolina

Representatives from Truth Initiative, America's largest anti-smoking nonprofit, will visit the University of South Carolina for a special guest lecture on Thursday, Oct. 12.

Charlottesville, the First Amendment and the Press

Charlottesville, the First Amendment and the Press

Dr. Eric Robinson discusses the march by white supremacists in Charlottesville last month and why they were allowed to hold their march and spread their message of hate.

Five SJMC students awarded prestigious media scholarships

Five SJMC students awarded prestigious media scholarships

Five students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications have been named Washington Media Fellows by the Washington Media Scholars Foundation. To have five winners selected for the honor is a notable achievement — only 23 summer fellowship recipients were chosen from a nationwide pool.

PR Prose: PR ethics questions about privacy and security policy

PR Prose: PR ethics questions about privacy and security policy

The digital world is fraught with ethical challenges and technological pitfalls.

Alumni Spotlight: Suzi Roberts

Alumni Spotlight: Suzi Roberts

Suzi Roberts is proof that an SJMC education can prepare graduates for just about anything. The 2016 public relations alumna will compete in the Miss America Pageant in mid-September.

School wins record number of awards for journalism and mass communications teaching and research

School wins record number of awards for journalism and mass communications teaching and research

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications garnered a total of 12 awards for faculty and graduate student presentations, more than it has ever earned before.

 

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