The Palmetto Report

An award-winning news service covering Winthrop University, Rock Hill, York County and the Carolinas.


The Palmetto Report is a multimedia news and public affairs platform that features content produced by students in the Department of Mass Communication  at Winthrop University.

Our reporting includes photography, audio reports, podcasts and video stories, which can be found on our YouTube channel and a number of podcast platforms, including Spotify, Anchor, Stitcher and Apple and Google podcasts.


Our site and stories have received a number of regional and national awards, including recognition the past two years as one the best digital sites by the Visual Communication and Communication Technology divisions of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Questions, comments or story ideas can be directed to

The executive producer of the Palmetto Report is Dr. Joseph Kasko, assistant professor of mass communication at Winthrop.

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