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

Drake's School of Journalism and Mass Communication strives to educate strategic, global thinkers with diverse media and communication skills and a solid ethical underpinning who are prepared to respond to a rapidly changing media environment.

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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11 May Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | May 11, 2015

Good luck on your final exams and projects. Have a great summer, and to our SJMC graduates: Congratulations and please stay in touch! — The SJMC faculty and staff Last hurrah of spring 2015 Huge applause for Cole Norum, whose photo illustration for last fall’s Drake Magazine won a national Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark […]


05 May Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Training: How to cover the Iowa Caucuses

We are teaming up with Poynter and the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement for a free, four-day training called How to Cover the Iowa Caucuses. If you’re interested in applying, here are full details.


04 May Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | May 4, 2015

Farewell “card” for Professor Blachford Professor Lori Blachford is leaving SJMC at the end of this semester to explore new adventures. Be sure to stop in and say goodbye to her and sign the white board “card” in the back lobby of Meredith Hall near the atrium. Congratulations on terrific capstones, seniors! Applause to the […]


27 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | April 27, 2015

We rock! Radio-TV producing senior Annelise Tarnowski was named the Oreon E. Scott award winner at the University’s Adams Leadership Institute awards ceremony last week. That means Annelise will be the student speaker at commencement on May 16. This is the first time in about 15 years that an SJMC student has been chosen to […]