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

Small but mighty: Drake scores more Pacemaker finalists than any school in the country.

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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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29 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 29, 2014

We rock! The fall 2013 magazine senior capstone publication, Urban Plains, was named an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker finalist. The Pacemaker honors the very best in national student media. Winners will be announced on Nov. 1. In addition to Urban Plains being named a finalist for best college magazine, Meagan Flynn is a finalist for […]

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26 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Advertising Class Meets with Local Agency

The J129 class, Account Management, has been busy in the classroom and off campus in several locations in the City of Des Moines. Earlier this semester students traveled to Oakridge Neighborhood Services to learn about this refugee community and services provided there.  Students began developing promotional ideas for a major fundraiser for the refugees, which […]

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26 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Drake Students Named Pacemaker Finalists

Drake University students have earned a total of 10 nominations in two national competitions that honor excellence in college media, including the Associated Collegiate Press’ Pacemaker awards, the top prize for student journalists. Urban Plains is a finalist for the coveted Magazine Pacemaker. A nine-student team of senior magazine majors created four mini magazines on […]

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22 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | 1 comment

Real-life reporting at Harkin Steak Fry

Seven SJMC students covered the 37th – and final – steak fry hosted by retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin on Sept. 14. This year’s guests were Hillary and Bill Clinton. The event drew a crowd estimated at 10,000 – and more than 200 journalists – to Indianola, Iowa. The students logged a seven-hour day of […]

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