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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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18 Jul Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Drake University publication named best online magazine

Urban Plains, an innovative multimedia website by Drake University journalism students, has nabbed top honors in the 2015 national journalism educators’ awards contest. Urban Plains was named the best online magazine by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. In addition, Kayli Kunkel, a graduating Drake senior from Dubuque, won first place for […]


17 Jun Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Drake SJMC ranked in top 3 percent

The Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication has been ranked in the top 3% for both quality and value by The list rates schools based on “quality schools that are focused on delivering an education in Communication and Journalism and that are successful at it, with graduates among the top earners after […]


11 May Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off on SJMC Monday Memo | May 11, 2015

SJMC Monday Memo | May 11, 2015

Good luck on your final exams and projects. Have a great summer, and to our SJMC graduates: Congratulations and please stay in touch! — The SJMC faculty and staff Last hurrah of spring 2015 Huge applause for Cole Norum, whose photo illustration for last fall’s Drake Magazine won a national Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark […]


05 May Posted by in SJMC news | 1 comment

Training: How to cover the Iowa Caucuses

We are teaming up with Poynter and the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement for a free, four-day training called How to Cover the Iowa Caucuses. If you’re interested in applying, here are full details.