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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
Media Now Summer Camp

Media Now Summer Camp Our 2017 Media Now summer camp offers intense training for high school students ready ...

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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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23 Jan Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 23, 2017

Welcome to spring semester 2017! We’re ready to hit the ground running with a great semester. The Public Relations seniors have been working all year with their capstone client, the Young Women’s Resource Center, a local nonprofit that supports young women and girls. The Advertising seniors have also begun their capstone campaign for the National […]


19 Jan Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Spring 2017 workshops: Social media strategy, Premiere Pro and 360 video

Professor Chris Snider will offer three workshops this spring sponsored by the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies at Drake University. The workshops will be on social media strategy, smartphone video combined with Premiere Pro and 360-degree photography and video. Snider has been teaching both classes and workshops at Drake since 2010. He has helped […]


16 Jan Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 16, 2017

Follow Drake in DC Drake students travel around the country and around the world during January Term. Follow one group studying in Washington, D.C., for the presidential inauguration, led by SJMC professor Jill Van Wyke and politics professor Rachel Caufield. Above, the group meets with Iowa Congressman David Young, a Drake alum. Project Vote Smart […]


10 Jan Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Web Design Portfolios – Fall 2016

Professor Chris Snider’s J105 Web Design Class teaches students to code using HTML and CSS and to create a successful website using the WordPress content management system. More than 25 percent of sites on the web are powered by WordPress, so we feel this gives students an advantage no matter what their major. The odds […]