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Mercury Awards honor SJMC students, faculty and alumni

Mercury Awards honor SJMC students, faculty and alumni

Top educator. Top student. Top practitioner. The School of Journalism and Mass Communications was well-represented at South Carolina's premier public relations awards ceremony.

Graduate with Leadership Distinction: Janelys Villalta

Graduate with Leadership Distinction: Janelys Villalta

When Janelys Villalta entered UofSC, she was focused on entertainment news. But after taking an interest in sociology, the journalism student found her passion in social advocacy.

Alumni Spotlight:  Ore Oluwole

Alumni Spotlight: Ore Oluwole

Ore Oluwole’s public relations degree has taken him a long way, professionally speaking, even though he’s only a few blocks away from the heart of campus. That’s because Ore now works as the director of alumni relations at My Carolina Association.

Teaching and research awards headline symposium

Teaching and research awards headline symposium

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications held the Fourth Annual Doctoral Research Symposium to recognize and celebrate the success of graduate research and teaching.

Student Spotlight: Alondra De La Rosa

Student Spotlight: Alondra De La Rosa

Alondra De La Rosa is a first-year student in the Master of Mass Communication program at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Learn more about Alondra and her experience in the J-school.

USC mascot hands out 15th Cocky Award to Tide ad team execs

USC mascot hands out 15th Cocky Award to Tide ad team execs

‪Saatchi & Saatchi executives shared how they came up with the "clean is everywhere" concept and what it was like to "hack" the Super Bowl.

SJMC celebrates outstanding students at awards reception

SJMC celebrates outstanding students at awards reception

Media stars. PR specialists. Designers. Leaders. Students from all majors were recognized for outstanding performance in the classroom and in outside endeavors by the faculty and staff of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Britt Hogg named Student Organization Advisor of the Year

Britt Hogg named Student Organization Advisor of the Year

When he’s not managing the Kennedy Greenhouse Studio, Britt Hogg spends his time coaching SGTV students on everything from picking staff members to working equipment. Now, his efforts have been recognized by USC Student Life.

From national champion to WNBA to the newsroom: Allisha Gray's journey back to Columbia

From national champion to WNBA to the newsroom: Allisha Gray's journey back to Columbia

After winning the national championship a year ago and getting drafted into the WNBA, Allisha Gray is completing the promise she made before the draft to finish her degree in broadcast journalism.

PR Prose: The AI revolution and selfishness: What it means for PR

PR Prose: The AI revolution and selfishness: What it means for PR

In this column, Dr. Shannon Bowen cites Uber's recent autonomous car accident as one example of new dilemmas posed by the tremendous rate at which artificial intelligence is progressing and the role public relations professionals may play as they advise and develop policy for clients.

Faculty Focus: Holly Overton

Faculty Focus: Holly Overton

Less than two years into the job, Dr. Holly Overton is already making an impact as faculty director of a new student research group.

Edwards named MVP of Ad/PR Academy week

Edwards named MVP of Ad/PR Academy week

When Henry Edwards’ professors recommended he attend the 2018 AdPR Academy over spring break, he had no idea how much he’d learn — or how much he’d stand out.

Student spotlight: From anthropology to advertising

Student spotlight: From anthropology to advertising

After one semester in the MMC program, Jay Goodwin found himself with a coveted summer internship at BBDO San Francisco. His work at the agency provided him with valuable experience and a clearer picture of where he wants to go after graduation.

Staffer receives prestigious press adviser award

Staffer receives prestigious press adviser award

Bringing a “new energy” to scholastic journalism in South Carolina and “smashing” the model for SIPA’s summer workshop are just two reasons why Leslie Dennis was recognized with the 2018 James Paschal Award for Outstanding Service to a Scholastic Press Association.

First person: My master's practicum at WIS-TV

First person: My master's practicum at WIS-TV

"Every day in news is a new adventure," says Desirae Gostlin in recounting the final semester of her master's degree. From covering car crashes to active shooter safety in schools, she discusses this hands-on learning experience.

PR Prose: Deeper into the abyss — Why liars do it

PR Prose: Deeper into the abyss — Why liars do it

Dr. Shannon Bowen takes a second look at one of the biggest challenges for communicators: How to deal with a liar.

Journalism students launch campaign to help children with cancer

Journalism students launch campaign to help children with cancer

Young patients at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital will receive care packages, thanks to a group of students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

The Conqueror Movement

The Conqueror Movement

Alumna Khadijah Dennis founded The Conqueror Movement which gives young, black creative and professional individuals, primarily from the Carolinas, a platform to help establish their brand.

Two SJMC students named among the 50 Most Promising Multicultural Students in the nation

Two SJMC students named among the 50 Most Promising Multicultural Students in the nation

Public relations senior Vanessa Ruiz and advertising senior Pedro Bernardino were recognized as two of the 50 Most Promising Multicultural Students (MPMS) in the nation by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) at a ceremony in New York February 12-15.

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.

 

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