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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
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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Alumni and Friends

Alumni and Friends Attention Alumni: We like to hear what you are up to. Let us know. By ...

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19 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 19, 2016

Drake SJMC ranked in top 5% for highest paid JMC grads Drake SJMC received a “badge” from the college-search website for being in the “top 5 percent for highest paid” journalism and mass communication grads. The site ranked SJMC in the top 15 percent nationally for “best value.” U.S. News & World Report magazine […]


12 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 12, 2016

Student magazines are national contest finalists The Annual and Drake Magazine are two of the three national finalists for feature magazine of the year in the College Media Association Pinnacle contest. Both magazines are independently produced entirely by Drake University students. Earlier, the Pinnacle contest had announced the following individual finalists for Drake publications: Best […]


05 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 5, 2016

Student publications are finalists for top awards Drake student publications are once again finalists for some of the nation’s top collegiate journalism awards. Drake Magazine and Urban Plains, the senior capstone website, are two of the 30 finalists for Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker awards for online publications. The print edition of Drake Magazine was also […]


29 Aug Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Aug. 29, 2016

Student media to host activities fair Student media organizations will host an activities fair on Thursday, Sept. 1, 4-7 p.m. on Helmick Commons. Stop by to explore the many opportunities to get involved in student media, including campus publications and broadcast, PR, advertising and communications organizations. The BIG Dream Gathering comes to Drake Drake is hosting The […]