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August 2018

The Reichert Report

What's new and what's on the horizon at the CIC? Get the latest in this monthly column by Dean Tom Reichert. Read more »

A health update from David Lankes

In the spring, SLIS Director David Lankes shared that he had cancer and would begin chemotherapy. Read this recent blog post for an update on his health and what that will mean for SLIS. Read more »

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, has joined the USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications as its first Baldwin Business and Financial Chair in Journalism. Read more »

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, the subject of this month's Faculty Focus. Read more »

Student PR team wins chapter award

For the second year in a row, the University of South Carolina chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America has been recognized with PRSSA’s prestigious Star Chapter Award. Read more »

A legacy of learning

Zoe Caulder Hartley graduated with a B.A. in advertising in 1998. Hartley passed away in 2016, but her devotion to her alma mater didn't end there. Last year, her parents and brother established an endowed scholarship in her memory. Read more »
We're excited to welcome Laura Kotti to the SLIS student services office. The 2016 MLIS alumna will advise LIS track students, manage databases and handle graduation.

Oh, the places they went!

Photos from our J-school students' 2018 summer internships. 

Top: Senior broadcast major Destiny Gettis spent her summer interning at WACH-Fox in Columbia.
Bottom left: Junior broadcast major Emily Kelly interned with the TODAY Show.
Bottom right: Viscom major Tori Richman worked as an NFL photo intern in Los Angeles.
See more photos on Twitter »



In the News


Greg Brannon, broadcast instructor, has been named to OTS Media's Sports Wall of Fame. 
Alyssa Lang (B.A., 2015) has been hired by the SEC Network as the first SJMC alumna to host and anchor its studio show programming. Read more »


Alumni Notes


Anna Hartnett (B.A., 2014) has been hired by Tribune Media, WPIX, in New York City as part of the station's digital advertising sales team.

Rick Henry (B.A., 1977) celebrated 30 years with WIS-TV in July.

Lauren McAlexander (B.A., 2015) has joined ADCO in Columbia as a digital marketing specialist.

Paula Wethington Rose (B.A. 1988), known professionally as Paula Wethington, was named Newsroom Digital Team Leader for The Monroe News in Monroe, Michigan, last fall. She also led the efforts for The Monroe News earning second place in Division B Social Media Excellence in Best of GateHouse 2017. 

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August 17: Understanding Diversity Workshop @ Spartanburg County Public Library | RSVP »
August 20: CIC Alumni Council Meeting
September 13: Mentor Match | Register »
September 18: Meet the Dean: Charleston
September 26: Buchheit Lecture Series (speaker TBA)
October 26: Gamecocks on the Green

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CIC's calendar for a detailed list of upcoming events.
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