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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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20 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | April 20, 2015

We rock! Radio-TV production senior Annelise Tarnowski haas been named the 2015 Oreon Scott Award winner. This means that Annelise will represent the students as speaker at commencement on May 16. Congratulations, Annelise! PRSSA was named Outstanding Student Organization at the end-of-the-year all-University awards ceremony. Last Writing Workshop The last day that the Writing Workshop […]


09 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Relays open house is April 25

The SJMC Drake Relays open house will be Saturday, April 25, 5-7 p.m. in Meredith Hall.  This is fast-becoming a popular annual event. It will be an opportunity for alums and students to gather. (Cash bar and free food.) This is also going to be a farewell reception for magazine professor Lori Blachford, who is leaving […]


06 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | April 6, 2015

We rock! Congratulations to Cole Norum, who was a regional winner in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence contest. Cole was recognized for a photo illustration for Drake Magazine; his work will now move up to the national competition. National winners will be notified in late spring. Drake Magazine was a finalist for […]


03 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Celebrate with SJMC in Minneapolis April 18

Celebrate with Drake University professors and area alumni at a reception in Minneapolis on Saturday, April 18. Connect with SJMC alumni and help us celebrate many accomplishments, including the promotion of SJMC Dean Kathleen Richardson, SJMC’s independent status on campus, the new Strategic Political Communication major, and the PR major’s CEPR accreditation—an honor earned by […]