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Influencers, ideas and uncertainty: How Gen Z lives social media

Prominent social media influencers, subject matter experts and young people from all over the world are coming together at the University of South Carolina to discuss the role and impact of social media on today’s youth in an international forum hosted by the College of Information and Communications and UNESCO.

Former journalism professor lands on front lines of Murdaugh trial

Jay Bender, a former USC media law professor, has been appointed by S.C. Circuit Judge Clifton Newman to serve as a liaison between the court and the media for the high-profile Alex Murdaugh murder trial.

Information Security and Intelligence course teaches students about the human side of cybersecurity

What happens when an international bank with customers around the globe has a data breach? Who decides next steps and how to prevent future breaches? The iSchool recently developed a course that helps students learn how organizations answer questions like these.

Thompson wins copy editing award

Junior public relations major Emily Thompson is the recipient of this year’s Henry T. Price Award for Outstanding Student Copy Editing.  The award includes a $450 scholarship.

Doctoral student wins Breakthrough Graduate Scholar Award

Ali Zain, a third-year doctoral student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, was awarded a 2023 Breakthrough Graduate Scholar Award from the University of South Carolina Office of the Vice President for Research.

Applications open for school libraries tenure track faculty

The iSchool invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level to begin August 16, 2023. Candidates with interest and experience in research and pedagogy in school librarianship will be considered.

Calling Deion Sanders a sellout ignores the growing role of clout-chasing in college sports

Jabari M. Evans, assistant professor of race and media, writes for The Conversation on the increasing role of fame and money in college sports.

iSchool names new director

Dr. Lyda McCartin has been selected as the next director of the School of Information Science in USC’s College of Information and Communications. McCartin comes to the university with more than two decades of experience in higher education as a library practitioner, faculty member and department chair.

College seeks UNESCO Chair in Data, Media and Society

The College of Information and Communications is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill our UNESCO Chair in Data, Media and Society. The individual who holds this chair will be an international advocate for the free flow of credible information.

Student lobbyist strives to create an inclusive campus: 'If no one else will do it, then I'll do it'

Courtney McClain, a fourth-year broadcast journalism student, spends her time writing, giving speeches, attending rallies and speaking with families and attorneys. She said her motivation is to always do things "for the people."

USC begins search for Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications

The University of South Carolina invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The position is available in July 2023.

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.

 

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