Our highly sought-after graduates work at the Washington Post, ESPN, Good Morning America and other news organizations in major markets throughout the country. They cover governors and presidents, big business, pro sports, celebrities and everything in between, all of which is integral to the communities they reach. Some win Pulitzer Prizes. Others go viral. All are part of a strong alumni network that grows each year.
How growing up in Aynor prepared one of the nation’s top reporters to cover Trump
Years before he would be covering the most powerful people in the world, SJMC alumnus Dawsey began his journalism career in Aynor, his hometown.
A little push goes a long way
Lee Wardlaw almost changed his major — until he met professor Michelle LaRoche. Her class and a "push" prepared him for challenges he would face later in his career.
Continuing to shine the light
Jimmy DeButts was part of the editorial team recognized for maintaining the newspaper’s commitment to community journalism after the June 28, 2018, mass shooting that took the lives of five of his co-workers.
You'll learn how to tell stories across different media, write beautiful profiles and effective tweets, create useful infographics, use data to find more compelling stories, and edit on deadline. Your classes will prepare you to communicate clearly in the digital media landscape, whatever slice of it you choose to master. Learn more about the classes you will take as a journalism student in the university's academic bulletin.
Seniors cap off their college days in a state-of-the-art multimedia newsroom and produce all parts of a daily news report for our award-winning Carolina News and Reporter website. If you think it sounds like you'll be working for a local news outlet, you're right. And you'll be covering stories that matter to the people in our community.
Carolina News & Reporter
The capstone course for journalism students is an immersive five-day-a-week experience designed to provide them with “real world” newsroom experience. Students write and edit stories, produce photographs and informational graphics and engage in social media.
Multimedia journalism students win 10 awards from the SCPA
Carolina News & Reporter multimedia students won 10 awards in the 2020 South Carolina Press Association collegiate competition. The students took the Senior Semester capstone course in the spring or fall of 2020.
Pandemic 2020: A year that changed America – and us
Reporting live outside our newsroom ... At an extraordinary moment in American history, Carolina News & Reporter students rise to the challenge of reporting from far-flung places.
Whether you want to report in a big city or in a small town, we help you find the place that’s right for you. Our students have been placed in internships with the likes of CNN, the Charlotte Business Journal, Stars and Stripes, The Today Show and with media outlets in their South Carolina home towns. It's all about learning new moves, and we're all about helping you get there. And these are just some of the many opportunities for our students.
You can use your journalism major as a solid foundation for graduate study. Further your writing and reporting skills and gain a deeper understanding for the application of communication techniques with graduate-level courses through our Accelerated Master of Mass Communication program. Select from strategic communications management or multimedia journalism, and you can complete two degrees in as little as five years.
You’ll study with professors who’ve covered politics, general news, sports and business at media outlets throughout the country including NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox affiliates, the Greenville News, United Press International, Knight-Ridder and The Wall Street Journal. These faculty members draw on years of experience in the field to guide your development as a reporter, writer, editor and producer. Meet some of these amazing faculty »
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