Ernest L. Wiggins

Ernest L. Wiggins is professor emeritus of journalism and mass communications at the University of South Carolina. For nearly 30 years, Wiggins taught professional practices of journalism, news media and community engagement, public opinion and persuasion, and mass media criticism, among other courses. His research interests focused on the representation of marginalized communities by the mass media, primarily news agencies. A native of Washington, D.C., Wiggins was a reporter and editor at the Columbia Record and The State newspapers before joining the faculty at USC, where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.