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Welcome to Drake University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication educates strategic, global thinkers with diverse media and communication skills and a solid ethical underpinning who are prepared to respond to a rapidly changing media culture. The SJMC provides professional experience in a media-rich environment and professional mentors for life.

About the School
Media Now Summer Camp

Media Now Summer Camp Our 2017 Media Now summer camp offers intense training for high school students ready ...

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Dean’s welcome

Dean’s welcome We live in a time of dizzying change in the communications industry — and ...

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Faculty and staff

Faculty and staff All faculty in the SJMC combine academic credentials with practical experience in the fields ...

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16 Jan Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 16, 2017

Follow Drake in DC Drake students travel around the country and around the world during January Term. Follow one group studying in Washington, D.C., for the presidential inauguration, led by SJMC professor Jill Van Wyke and politics professor Rachel Caufield. Above, the group meets with Iowa Congressman David Young, a Drake alum. Project Vote Smart […]

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10 Jan Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Web Design Portfolios – Fall 2016

Professor Chris Snider’s J105 Web Design Class teaches students to code using HTML and CSS and to create a successful website using the WordPress content management system. More than 25 percent of sites on the web are powered by WordPress, so we feel this gives students an advantage no matter what their major. The odds […]

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09 Jan Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 9, 2017

SJMC students win national writing awards Two SJMC students finished in the top 10 in the recent Hearst contest feature-writing competition. May graduate Cole Norum finished second and senior Molly Longman finished 10th. There were 140 entries submitted to the contest from 74 JMC programs nationwide. The only other institution that had two top-10 winners was […]

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12 Dec Posted by in SJMC news | 2 comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Dec. 12, 2016

Good luck on finals and have a great and restful winter break! — The Drake SJMC faculty and staff 2017 Upper Midwest Emmy Scholarship available The Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter offers scholarships to college students who have completed at least two years of school and are majoring in electronic media.  The grants will be used for […]

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