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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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09 May Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | May 9, 2016

PR students present to community clients Kelly Leatherman presents her team’s plan to (from left) Mary Van Heukelom, Dr. Richard Deming and Brad Anderson from Above + Beyond Cancer. Students in multiple public relations classes presented course projects to community clients last week. Students in Professor Matt Thornton’s PR Planning and Management class presented publicity […]

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02 May Posted by in SJMC news | 1 comment

SJMC Monday Memo | May 2, 2016

SJMC faculty participate in presidential inauguration In their academic regalia (from left): Carlyn Crowe, Catherine Staub, Kelly Bruhn, Kathleen Richardson, Grace Provenzano, Dorothy Pisarski and Matthew Thornton. SJMC faculty were well represented at the installation of “Marty” Martin as president of Drake University last Friday. In addition to faculty and staff who were in the […]

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25 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | April 25, 2016

Urban Plains 2015 wins regional SPJ awards The debut edition of the multimedia senior capstone website Urban Plains won three awards at the regional Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards: best online student publication, best use of multimedia and best online in-depth reporting. The winners advance to the national contest. Graves wins global […]

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18 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | April 18, 2016

The ideal Meredith Hall: More outlets, study spaces, coffee and . . . puppies The students have spoken. We put white boards up around the building and asked, “What would YOU like to see in a remodeled Meredith Hall?” The responses are below. Next step: We’ll be holding a few focus groups of students to get more […]

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