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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.

Student PR team wins prestigious chapter award

Student PR team wins prestigious chapter award

The University of South Carolina chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America has been recognized with PRSSA's prestigious Star Chapter Award for the 2017-18 school year. This marks the second year in a row that USC has received this award.

Journalists invited to apply for Media Law School 2018 fellowships

Journalists invited to apply for Media Law School 2018 fellowships

The 2018 Media Law School will provide selected journalists with the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the key stages of civil and criminal proceedings and to learn enough basic law to report accurately on many important issues in the news.

CreateAthon@USC announces 2018 nonprofits

CreateAthon@USC announces 2018 nonprofits

Nine South Carolina nonprofits have been selected to receive free marketing services during a 24-hour creative blitz in November, making this year’s CreateAthon@USC the largest event to date. Read about this year’s nonprofits and find out how you can help.

First person: My experience at the 2018 Kellar Radio Talent Institute

First person: My experience at the 2018 Kellar Radio Talent Institute

In June, public relations major Derrick Vaz attended the Kellar Radio Talent Institute, which brings in industry professionals to teach aspiring broadcasters. Read more about Vaz’s experience and how it built upon the skills he learned in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

PR Prose: Reasons to listen — and really listen

PR Prose: Reasons to listen — and really listen

In this column, Dr. Shannon Bowen discusses the importance of "listening" to public relations ethics, especially in this age of alternate facts, fake news, fragmented social media, and covert analytics.

From the warm hearts of South Carolina to the warm heart of Africa

From the warm hearts of South Carolina to the warm heart of Africa

Students preparing for a service learning trip abroad teamed up with individuals and a national company to deliver toys and blankets to vulnerable children in Malawi.

Learning through service, living through adventure

Learning through service, living through adventure

The Maymester study abroad to Malawi, Africa, merges adventure, learning and service to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for USC undergraduates.

Advertising major wins national case competition

Advertising major wins national case competition

Senior advertising major Allyssa Andrews knew she would have a great time participating in the Washington Media Scholars Foundation’s case competition this summer. What she didn’t know was that she’d bring home the prize.

Senior semester students sweep production awards

Senior semester students sweep production awards

It's not the first time SJMC students have won awards from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, but it is the first time they have swept the news-related categories.

May grad lands

May grad lands "dream" Coca-Cola internship

Sydney Bugg's public relations major has opened many doors for her, including an advertising internship at an agency in New York City and a spring break academy for diverse ad/PR students. Now, another door has opened — a post-graduate internship with The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta.

Faculty Focus: Kevin Hull

Faculty Focus: Kevin Hull

Dr. Kevin Hull has a knack for scouring social media for sports data and translating his findings into real-world implications. The real-world part of his research is something he knows well — before becoming a broadcast journalism professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Hull spent nearly a decade behind the camera.

Donor spotlight: Jennifer Pearce Hammond

Donor spotlight: Jennifer Pearce Hammond

Jennifer Hammond, SJMC ’85, has found a multitude of ways to give back to her alma mater. From volunteering with CreateAthon@USC to supporting CIC initiatives through her Dean’s Circle Society membership, Hammond explains the many ways she’s working to prepare the next generation of advertising professionals.

PR Prose: How PR ethics will affect you

PR Prose: How PR ethics will affect you

In this column, Dr. Shannon Bowen discusses how all levels of communications, from the CCO to the front desk, must work toward consistent credibility.

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.

 

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