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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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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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04 Sep Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

SJMC students are finalists in national contests

Several Drake JMC students and recent graduates are finalists in two major national contests that honor the best of collegiate journalism. The slew of recognitions, from the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association, recognize reporting and writing, multimedia, design, photography and video. In the Associated Collegiate Press contest: Amanda Horvath and Faith Brar are […]


31 Aug Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Aug. 31, 2015

3 new professors join faculty The SJMC welcomes three new faculty members this fall. Catherine Staub, CEO of Lexicon, was appointed as the new Fisher-Stelter chair of magazine journalism. Matt Thornton, formerly of Louisiana College, joins the PR faculty. Grace Provenzano, who comes from San Francisco State University, will teach in news and digital media […]


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 Off on Drake SJMC ranked in top 3 percent

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 […]