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Studying the dangers of health misinformation

With misinformation concerning the COVID-19 vaccine swirling on social media, it’s important to find the best ways to communicate health risks to the public. Associate professor Jungmi Jun is researching just that at the College of Information and Communications.

Chief Keef changed the music industry – and it’s time he gets the credit he deserves

A lot could be gained by not overlooking the creativity and ingenuity of teens and young adults like drill music vanguard Chief Keef. Journalism and mass communications professor Jabari Evans writes for The Conversation that drill subculture arose out the ways Chicago's Black youth navigate violence and poverty by innovating within social media.

To social media and beyond

Technology changes at lightning speed, and SJMC assistant professor Kirstin Pellizzaro is working to better understand how journalism is evolving to keep pace with it. Read more about Pellizzaro’s research in this profile by Honors College freshman and broadcast journalism major Griffin Goodwyn.

Sophomore vis comm student named Freeman-ASIA Scholar

Visual communications sophomore Chloe (Hui) Penaflor will be seeing classes in a totally different light next semester when she exchanges the J-school halls for that of Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea.

Librarians help students navigate an age of misinformation – but schools are cutting their numbers

The number of school librarians in the United States has dropped about 20 percent over the past decade, and research shows access to school librarians has become a major educational equity issue. Karen Gavigan, information science professor, writes for The Conversation about the impact school librarians have on student achievement.

Students receive awards from two professional organizations

University of South Carolina students and recent graduates once again swept the annual South Carolina Press Association collegiate awards and Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas awards.

New faculty spotlight: Jabari Evans

Jabari Evans is an assistant professor of race and media in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He earned his doctorate in media, technology and society from Northwestern University after a 10-year career as a hip-hop artist.

Hot off the press

The 2021 CIC award-winning alumni magazine, InterCom, has arrived in mailboxes and can be read online and downloaded as a pdf.

Podcast bridges the gap between students, real-world opportunities

Visual communications instructor Jason Porter knows his students are deserving of the dream jobs they’ve worked hard to prepare for. That’s why he makes careers more accessible to them by welcoming guest speakers into his classroom. When the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to in-person classes in spring 2020, Porter launched his Let’s Get a Job podcast as a way to continue sharing guest speakers with students.

Coronavirus conversations - revealing a world of difference

A new analysis of Coronavirus conversations by the Social Media Insights Lab at the University of South Carolina shows significant differences between attitudes in the Arab world compared to Europe and the United States. The lab studied more than 870 million posts spanning 19 months.

Journalism through numbers: Alumna tells stories with statistics

If you turned to the internet for insights leading up to the 2020 presidential election, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with vis comm alumna Anna Wiederkehr’s work.

UNESCO announces plans at international forum to establish UofSC chair

UofSC and UNESCO announced an agreement in principle Friday to establish a chair in the College of Information and Communications, pending approval from the Board of Trustees.

What goes into a disaster kit and go-bag?

Mass communications assistant professor Brett Robertson offers guidance in The Conversation on preparing for hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters.

SJMC announces search for data journalism professional-track instructor

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at University of South Carolina invites applications for a professional-track Instructor position starting immediately.

A leg up

For first- generation college graduate Emily Chavez, '19, being one of the first of three University of South Carolina students to earn the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations has given her resume an invaluable edge.

Teachers of the year

Teacher of the Year recipients Erin Long and Shelley Ward are prime examples of librarians who exercise their education in many more ways than logging book checkouts.

Reaching more patients in need

SJMC alumnus Murray Howard worked with The Carolina Agency, the school's student-run PR agency, to create a strategic communications plan for UofSC's Aphasia Lab.

A chance on education

Alumnus Larry Thomas says he could have done a lot of things with his gifts to the university, but that there was no doubt he wanted to invest in underrepresented students.

UofSC announces international forum to discuss global issues

Former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and University of South Carolina Interim President Harris Pastides will headline "Information Saves Lives," an international forum on media freedom, disinformation and hunger, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m.

Research rabbit holes

With boundless information at our fingertips, it's easy to get lost in curiosity. A simple search can lead to a page, which leads to another, which leads to several more until you're 10 tabs deep and 45 minutes short. MLIS alumna Jenna Strawbridge channels this same unique, relentless curiosity daily — and she's lucky enough to call it her career.

In memoriam: Jarvis "Jay" Latham

Jay Latham trained journalists for 25 years as a member of the broadcast faculty of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

From the city of dreams to the city that never sleeps

SJMC alumnae Jordan Grimmesey and Kathryn Stoudemire brought a piece of the University of South Carolina with them by moving together to New York City.

Four-hundred ninety-two

Dean Reichert discusses the online teaching challenges COVID-19 brought, as well as the many accomplishments it inspired despite everything.

Lost and found

When she was a college freshman, Elise Lewis learned firsthand what happens when a student gets lost in the shuffle of a big university. Now, as faculty principal of the Capstone Scholars Program, Lewis is keen on getting students connected with one another and university resources.

True grit

MMC and health communication certificate alumna Sara Sinclair wants to help people live a healthy lifestyle and improve their food mindset through her business, Get Gritty Nutrition. 

 

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