Laura Smith

Hearst Lecturer of Journalism
University of South Carolina
Columbia, S.C.

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Laura Smith holds the Hearst Lecturer of Journalism post at USC. She graduated from Florida and got her PhD at The University of Texas at Austin. She spent about 12 years in TV news and the last 13 years teaching college courses.

She has experience running contests and conventions. Laura is active in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, is now AEJMC’s liaison with RTDNA and headed the AEJMC Electronic News division.