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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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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 […]


30 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | March 30, 2015

Combined journalism capstone For the first time, senior broadcast news, radio-tv producing and magazine majors are all working together in the same capstone. Their project is Urban Plains, a website featuring rich, immersive multimedia storytelling. Collaboration among the different majors is essential and will pay dividends for these students in their careers. Student update Courtney […]