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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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22 Jul Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Drake students win top awards in AEJMC contest

Drake student work won nine awards, including best website and magazine, in this year’s Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication magazine contest. The awards were: Best website: The senior capstone multimedia project Urban Plains General excellence: Drake Magazine  First place for editorial content: Drake Magazine Second place for design: Drake Magazine First and […]

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07 Jul Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

2013 grad named Fulbright Scholar

Ankita Dhussa, a 2013 radio-TV producing and sociology graduate, has been named a 2017-18 Fulbright Scholar. She will be creating a multimedia project on women and transportation in India. Dhussa has been living in California and working as a user experience researcher in the tech industry. It was announced earlier that 2017 public relations graduate Kelly […]

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07 Jul Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

PR students win national honors

Drake student public relations work has won a professional category in the national Association for Women in Communications 2017 Clarion Awards contest. PR students’ 2016 senior capstone campaign to promote the community of Manning, Iowa, beat professional PR entries to win the Community Relations category.  The Manning work also won the student PR campaign category. […]

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13 May Posted by in About Drake SJMC | Comments Off on Student websites from Web Page Design class spring 2017

Student websites from Web Page Design class spring 2017

Students in Professor Chris Snider’s web page design class learn to create sites using HTML and CSS. Then they create websites (usually personal portfolios) using an installation of the WordPress content management system. Learning WordPress is an important part of the class. Currently 27 percent of the web is powered by WordPress. That means students […]

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