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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.

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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 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 23, 2015

Studying Abroad Twenty-three SJMC students are studying abroad this semester, in New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Austria, London, Peru, Russia, Costa Rica, Spain, Ireland. Mari Moroz (below) is in Rome, where her walk to school takes her past ancient Roman ruins. Read her blog. Good news Austin Cannon, a news-Internet junior, landed a highly competitive internship through […]


22 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Drake students win advertising awards

Two pairs of Drake University Advertising students were awarded Silver prizes at the American Advertising Awards show Saturday night in downtown Des Moines. Melanie Buck and April Tan won the Silver award in the Digital Advertising category for an iPad ad they developed for the Masters of Communication Leadership program. Hannah Erickson and Amanda Seiberlich were […]


19 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

PBS Host Alexander Heffner To Visit Drake Next Week

It’s never too early to start speculating about the nation’s next political leaders. That’s what Alexander Heffner, host of PBS’s The Open Mind, plans to address during his campus visit to Drake University next week. His visit is part of the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies’s ongoing Visiting Professional Series. Heffner will deliver a […]


16 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 16, 2015

We rock! Advertising students Melanie Buck and Amanda Seiberlich have been notified that they have won Addy awards in the local American Advertising Federation contest this month. They will find out during the awards ceremony Feb. 21 whether they have won gold or silver. Congratulations, Melanie and Amanda! Visiting Professionals Journalist and host of “The […]