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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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05 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 5, 2015

Talk with NPR diversity editor Luis Clemens on Friday Luis Clemens, National Public Radio’s senior diversity editor, will be on campus to meet with faculty and students on Friday, Oct. 9. Clemens will discuss his work and give advice on what NPR looks for in interns and new hires. He is also willing to critique […]


28 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 28, 2015

Visiting scholar from China Drake SJMC is hosting a visiting scholar from China this year. Associate Professor Jia Li teaches advertising at Sichuan International Studies University (SISU). Jia teaches design-oriented courses in China: Graphic Ad Design, Computer Graphics, Advertisement Aesthetics, Appreciation of Folk Art, and Design Art. We welcome her to our SJMC community. (Pictured: […]


21 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 21

AAF networking event for all majors The AAF of Des Moines would like to introduce you to a few important people… Meet industry professionals who are working in the career you dream about: Client Services, Copywriting, Art/Design, Media, Public Relations and more. The AAF of Des Moines Meet the Pros event gives you the opportunity […]


14 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 14

Come celebrate with us! Help us welcome our three new faculty members — Grace Provenzano, Catherine Staub and Matthew Thornton — with music and an ice cream social this Thursday, Sept. 17, 4-5:30 p.m., in the Meredith Hall atrium. (Rain location: Mer. 104.) Have lunch with a CNN producer Join Glen Dacy, FA’84, supervising producer […]