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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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18 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 18, 2017

SJMC fall social and activities fair is Thursday The annual fall SJMC social and activities fair will be Thursday, Sept. 21, 4-6 p.m. in Meredith 104. There will be snacks, time to chat with other members of the SJMC community and to find out about opportunities to get involved with SJMC student organizations.  Students win […]

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11 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 11, 2017

News students cover school board election Students in SJMC professor Jill Van Wyke’s junior-level public affairs reporting class started the academic year off at a sprint with comprehensive coverage of the Des Moines school board election. The students’ stories, posted on the SJMC’s Drake Digital News website, included candidate profiles, coverage of a community forum, […]

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04 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 4, 2017

Student Activities Fair set for Sept. 5 The fall student activities fair will be Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 4-7 p.m. in Upper Olmsted. Representatives from campus organizations will be available to provide more information about how to get involved with their groups. Alums on the front lines — of news At least three SJMC alums have been […]

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28 Aug Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Aug. 28, 2017

Welcome back to campus, from the SJMC faculty and staff! The SJMC Monday Memo is a weekly newsletter to keep members of the wider SJMC community updated on School news, achievements, events and opportunities. If you have an item for the Memo, please send it to Dean Kathleen Richardson (kathleen.richardson@drake.edu) or  SJMC webmaster and multimedia […]

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