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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

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24 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 24, 2016

Three Pacemakers for Drake media Drake University student publications won three Pacemaker awards Saturday at the Associated Collegiate Press conference. Drake Magazine won a magazine Pacemaker; and Urban Plains won online Pacemakers. Only two other schools, University of Miami and University of Oregon, won three Pacemakers. The Pacemakers honor the very best of collegiate […]


19 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo on Wednesday | Oct. 19, 2016

Welcome back from Fall Break! Urban Plains launch party at Des Moines Social Club Urban Plains, the senior capstone class for the electronic media, news and magazine students, is hosting its launch party on Thursday, Oct. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Social Club. There will be a photo booth, desserts and a cash bar. […]


10 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 10, 2016

Come meet with international journalists Drake is hosting nine guests from Latin America. They are journalists, citizen activists and professionals associated with NGOs who are in the United States, sponsored by the State Department. They are being brought to Drake by the Iowa International Center. They will be on campus Monday, Oct. 10, 2-3:15 p.m. in the […]


03 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 3, 2016

‘Meet the Pros’ at networking event The local chapter of the American Advertising Federation is sponsoring a professional networking event on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. in Mer. 124B. Meet industry professionals who are working in the career you dream about: Client Services, Art/Design, Media, Public Relations and more. The AAF of Des Moines Meet the […]