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Football fan to trailblazing anchor

2015 journalism alumna Alyssa Lang made it to the national spotlight with ESPN at SEC Network less than five years after graduating from USC.

Teaching tech: Instructor Ryan Rucker brings virtual education to life

With courses that combine data science and strategic planning, our new data and communication master’s degree prepares students to share complex ideas across an organization, and instructor Ryan Rucker is the perfect person to show them how.

"Dot Buys a Bike" book tour begins, supporting children's news literacy

The “Dot Buys a Bike” book tour kicked off at A.C. Moore Elementary on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Faculty and staff members in the College of Information and Communications produced the book to help children develop their ability to discern truth in online videos, photos, and social media posts.

"Gru Steals the Moon" wins annual Monster Mash competition

"Gru Steals the Moon" claimed the top spot in the annual Monster Mash competition. Featuring staffer Dan Stewart replicating the iconic image in the movie "Despicable Me," it was the handiwork of Elizabeth Merritt and Lawson Estridge.

J-school honors accomplished alumni at awards dinner

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications presented awards to six alumni and two faculty at the annual awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022.

Alumni recount their journalism roles in Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol

Pulitzer Prize-winning alumni Josh Dawsey, '12, and Win McNamee, '85, presented the 2022 Buchheit Family Lecture to a standing room only crowd of more than 300 students, faculty and members of the community.

USC Alumni Association names former SJMC student its Outstanding Young Alumnus

Justin Williams, '06, was the 2022 recipient of one of the Alumni Association's highest honors. As an undergraduate, Williams served as student body president and was named to the American Advertising Federation's list of top 50 Most Promising Multicultural Students in the nation.

Journalism school seeks two new professional track instructors

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking to hire full-time instructors to teach in the broadcast journalism and visual communications sequences.

Applications open for tenure-track position in data science

The iSchool invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in data science at the assistant professor level to begin August 16, 2023.

Applications open for tenure-track position in public librarianship

The School of Information Science at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to begin August 16, 2023.

After the Storm: Two Pulitzer Prize-winning alumni to present Buchheit Lecture

Win McNamee and Josh Dawsey will reflect on their press and photography coverage of the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

College mourns death of former journalism professor Cecile Holmes

Cecile Searson Holmes, an award-winning journalist and former head of the journalism sequence at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.

The Conversation: Preparing health care systems for disaster

Brett Robertson, assistant professor of communication in UofSC's College of Information and Communications, writes for The Conversation about how hospitals and other health care organizations can better prepare for disasters.

Nicole Cooke to edit a new Critical Cultural Information Studies series for ALA

The American Library Association announced a new book series edited by Cooke, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair at the iSchool. The series will launch summer 2023 with the goal of providing a safe and brave space for BIPoC and marginalized authors to explore issues of importance to them.

Alumni Spotlight: Lara Zwiebel

Landing a job in New York City is a dream for many students and a dream-come-true for class of 2021 advertising alumna Lara Zwiebel.

College hosts reception for students and family at annual event

More than 50 family members of students in the College of Information and Communications attended the college's Family Weekend reception held in conjunction with the university's celebration.

Former television anchor now sparks love of nature for children

It’s been a long road from journalism to children’s books for Angela McCurry May, an alumna of the College of Information and Communications. She always planned to report the news — and she has. Now, she is also making the news as a New York Times bestselling children’s book co-author.

Green elected president of national information science organization

As president of ALISE, Lucy Santos Green hopes to advance diversity and inclusion in the field of library and information sciences.

UofSC sorority’s viral video attracts millions of views

A TikTok video created by a UofSC sorority has accumulated 7.9 million views, making it one of the most-watched videos in the popular TikTok genre of #RushTok.

iSchool hosts International Association of School Librarianship Hybrid Conference

The 2022 International Association of School Librarianship Conference and Research Forum brought together 200 scholars and practitioners representing more than 40 countries.

Free Adobe workshops for CIC students

Registration is open for majors in the College of Information and Communications to learn some of the Adobe suite software -- including InDesign, Spark, Photoshop and Premiere -- in free one-day workshops taught by faculty.

Royal Roots: Former Miss Gamecock competes for Miss USA Crown

School of Journalism and Mass Communications graduate and former Miss Gamecock, Meera Bhonslé will compete for the title of Miss USA on Oct. 3.

News interns expand horizons

Meet two journalism students — master's student Lauren Pringle and junior Caleb Bozard — who interned at the Times and Democrat this summer.

Advertising professor studies connection between emotions, media messages

In an era when facts are discounted while highly improbable information is accepted as gospel, Taylor Wen is looking at how our emotions affect the way we process communication.

New staff senate president Rushondra James begins term

CIC Assistant Dean Rushondra James begins her term as staff senate president July 1, but she never planned to take on the role — or even to stay at UofSC for very long.


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